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Critical Thought conference comes to LSBU

27 June 2017
Poster for the London Conference in Critical Thought

A conference like no other, 150 scholars will come to LSBU to discuss various topics outside typical disciplines for the London Conference in Critical Thought

London South Bank University (LSBU) will host the sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) this week, where more than 150 academics will deliver talks on topics that don’t neatly fit within the bounds of typical disciplines.

Hosted by LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences, the LCCT is a free annual conference, which offers a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns but frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline.

A spokesperson for the LCCT said central to the vision of the conference is an inter-institutional, non-hierarchical, and accessible event, embracing emergent thought and fostering new avenues for critically-oriented scholarship and collaboration.

“There is no pre-determined theme for the conference. Instead, we encourage people to apply to organise thematic streams which attract responses from across disciplines.

“Spanning a range of broad themes, we hope to provide the impetus for new points of dialogue, which is at the heart of the academic tone and content of each year’s conference.”

LSBU academics Dr Elena Marchevska and Dr Ana Vilenica will be among the speakers at the event.

Some of the thematic streams include Art in the Time of Capital, Constructing Cultures of Collective Freedom, Desire and the Political: Exploring the Not-All of Language and the Politics of Poverty. Long and short versions of the programme are available.

The event will take place from Friday 30 June to Saturday 1 July, with a reception and a launch of the Michael Serres Foundations book series on Friday evening at 5.30pm.

Register online to attend the free event.

 
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