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Date: 2015-01-16
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Subject: Call for Papers - Acadia University Social and Political Thought Graduate Student Conference 2015



Acadia University 2015 Social and Political Thought Graduate Student
Conference

Passing through Catastrophe?
Aesthetics, Alienation, and Apocalypse
15-18 May, 2015
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Keynote Address: TBD

This conference offers graduate students from across North America the opportunity to come together to discuss social and political thought as well as the concepts of aesthetics, alienation, and apocalypse as related to catastrophe. The Social and Political Thought program at Acadia University is focused on engaging with the theoretical questions that affect our everyday lives and exploring ways to turn everyday life into a theoretical and aesthetic project. We welcome all to apply towards the theme of the conference, or those who fall under the following six panel categories: critical theory; cultural theory; environmental theory; feminist theory; media and communications theory; and theory TBD (any area of social and political thought not covered in the conference theme or in the above suggestions is also welcome).

Students presenting at the conference will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their research and presentation from a scholarly audience while also engaging in networking opportunities to build key contacts and further their own professional development. There will also be an opportunity to become published in a peer-reviewed journal led by Masters’ students in critical theory. PhD, MA students and advanced honors theses candidates are invited. The registration fee for conference presenters includes all academic sessions, meals, coffee, and a welcome package.

Acadia University is nestled away in the beautiful rural maritime community of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards, Wolfville is a gorgeous place to visit during the apple blossom season. Home to a growing Social and Political Thought program, Acadia University in Wolfville is the perfect venue to visit and experience Canadian East Coast culture while presenting your theoretical research.

Proposals must include:

1. First, last name and field of study;
2. Academic institutional email address
3. Academic institutional affiliation, including current status in graduate program
4. Name and email address of supervisor
5. Title of proposed paper
6. Abstract of no more than 200 words

Please submit a proposal to the following email: acadiasptconference2015@gmail.com by Sunday, March 1, 2015

*limited travel subsidies are available upon application by March 1, 2015

Important Dates:

December 1, 2014: Submissions open
March 1, 2015: Submissions due
March 15, 2015: Notifications sent out
April 25, 2015: Registration and final papers due

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