The submission form for our summer 2017 conference and institute is now up – Practicing Intellectual Resistance: Anomalies, Aberrations, and Open Futures. We have 25+ confirmed speakers and workshop leaders coming together to figure out how to best enact and perform theory in the world today. We welcome you to submit an abstract and we appreciate any way you are able to help get the word out. The full conference and institute is only 200 Euros following our mission of opening up education for all (4 courses, 2 day conference, 2 week institute).
Link to page for submissions:
Director of Operations, Global Center for Advanced Studies
The Practicing Intellectual Resistance conference aims to open up plural spaces in which our common human experience is affirmed as a mode of resistance. Our goal is to actively work towards the creation of a new commons that highlights difference, aberration, and paradox in both theoretical and practical terms. This vision is becoming more important than ever in the wake of our current global context in which we are increasingly witnessing political isolation, anti-intellectualism, homogenization, and economic prioritization. We find that the most pressing questions confronting us today have to do precisely with the creation of new spaces and organizations in which new forms of life can be imagined, conceived and developed. Our vision is to do philosophy; to practice and create concepts and to live in common together again. We welcome you to present a paper; please submit an abstract that addresses the topic of anomalous zones of resistance. We are looking specifically to explore alternative epistemologies, ontologies, communities, identities, and modes of being that go against the grain of the current neoliberal paradigm. The topic, in this way, is intentionally vague to invite submissions that surprise us; that stand outside the current academic disciplines and challenge us to think and explore in extraordinary ways together.
GCAS is a not-for-profit graduate school bridging theory and action. Through a focus on creativity, nomadicity, and collaboration, we are building a new model for the humanities that enables researchers to practice knowledge in real-time and develop solutions to social, ecological, and economic challenges around the world. In partnership with AMEU in Europe, GCAS is providing the highest quality accredited master (MA) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in the interdisciplinary humanities for a fraction of the tuition costs currently being charged in the US.
As we march on to the end of the year, and for many of us the close of a semester, I wanted to raise awareness of a site that has a repository of intellectual resources that is sure to tingle the cockles of your heart. Hosted by Simon Gros, a student of radical philosophy and critical theory, the site is a treasure trove of complete eBooks and PDF texts, articles, and audiobooks of the seminal works of Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Lacan, and many others. All works are available for download. You can visit the site at this link and request to join the Facebook group at this link.
As a final note, Simon has invested much time and financial resources in support of offering these resources at no charge to site visitors. If you find the site useful to your interests and research needs you can support the project by buying an Amazon eGift Card and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a safe and warm holiday season and happy reading!