[URBANTH-L] CFP: Metastasizing Capital: The Logic of Unbridled Growth (Ontario)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Dec 22 14:41:20 EST 2005

[forwarded from COMURB_R21 at EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU]

Metastasizing Capital: The Logic of Unbridled Growth
**paper proposals are due by January 3rd, 2006

Keynote: Antonio Negri

The Faculty of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Research Institute in cooperation with the
Critical Theory Group and the Depts of
Philosophy, Child and Youth Studies, and Dramatic
Arts are coordinating a conference entitled "
Metastasizing Capital: The Logic of Unbridled
Growth," to be held in St Catharines Ontario at
Brock University, from April 10-11, 2006.

This conference will bring together thinkers from
a variety of disciplines in the social sciences
and humanities to discuss perhaps the most
pressing issue facing the planet today. In short,
how can the world best move beyond what currently
ails it: from a malignant neo-liberal hegemony
into a sanative state of consistent remission and
recovery? Which alternative therapies can arrest
the tumescence of capitalism and provoke a cure?
What forms might an unexpected healing crisis
take? Is the only available form of care
palliative? By examining the emergence of the
afflictive neo-liberal phenomenon, by providing
an anatomy of its contemporary realities and
contagions, and by plumbing the social imaginary
for remedial lines of flight, participants at
this gathering will engage with the most
promising forms of well being: the possibility of
ever elusive states of post-capitalist subjectivity.

Potential topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:
    * Global capital as disease - virus, bacteria, cancer, parasite?
    * Towards remedial lines of flight?
    * Anatomies of the multitude: the body
politic or no one knows what a body can do
    * Post-capitalist subjectivity
    * Sovereignty and governance
    * Radical democracy
    * Contagions of capital, contagions of revolution
    * Capitalist hypochondria
    * Munchausen's syndrome: capitalism as self-inflicted disease
    * Globalization and the distribution of the new plagues
    * The Multitude as antibody
    * Invasions and violations: proliferating sites of mutagenic possibility
    * Production, construction, metastasis and malignancy
    * Performing healing: the theatre of the plague
    * Activists and other anti-capitalist EMT's
    * Marxist academics: the CSI team of global capital?

Proposals for papers are due by January 3rd, 2006
and should be submitted at
<mailto:metastasizingcapital at brocku.ca>metastasizingcapital at brocku.ca
For more information and submission guidelines see www.brocku.ca/multitude

Dr. Ute Lehrer
Faculty of Environmental Studies
York University
M3J 1P3 Canada
phone: (416)736-2100 ext: 44036

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