Strategies of Critique

The Graduate Programme in Social & Political Thought Announces
a Call for Papers for its Annual Student Conference:


March 24-25, 2000 / York University

There is much debate on what, precisely, it is when we speak of politics and the political. Is everything political? Does this mean nothing is political? What or where are the politics of government? What are the politics of defining the political? What is the relation between the political and other discourses: economics, gender, sexuality, technology, race, and so forth? Where is the political? Are there places where the political is absent? Is there an urgency to the political?

Keeping in mind these questions, we seek proposals which attempt to shed light on the political and politics. We encourage proposals which focus on the following themes but all proposals related to the conference will be considered.

The Poverty of Globalization
The Politics of Race, Class, and Gender
"Marxish": Limits of Orthodoxy and Transgression
Sexual Politics:
Sub-Missionary Positions
Art, Aesthetics,
and Propaganda
Future States
Traditions and
Institutions: On the Future Past
The Public Statement
Unconscious Nation
Echos of Empire: Colonized Possessions
Cases of the Political

Graduate students are invited to submit a 200-word proposal for a paper, case study, performance, or video presentation by Wednesday, December 15th, 1999. All proposals will be blind-reviewed. Presentations should be approximately 20 minutes. Send all proposals and inquiries via e-mail, fax, or mail to:

c/o Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought
S716 Ross Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P1

E-mail: c/o
Mark Hiller,
Fax: (416) 650-8075


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