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Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 14:16:07 -0500
To: <nietzsche-AT-driftline.org>
Subject: [Nietzsche] Final Call for Papers -- Freud, Lacan & Social Theory



Dear Colleague,
The Annual Conference of the Social Theory Forum is shaping up to be 
an exciting one.

The deadline for proposals is coming up in two weeks - February 9, 
2010 - so there is still the opportunity for you to propose a paper.

We welcome submissions from psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic 
scholars, from scholars and graduate students in humanities and 
social scientists, as well as from scholars in allied disciplines.

A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE MEETING APPEARS BELOW. I hope you will 
participate in this meeting by submitting a ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT as an 
email attachment to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Professor 
Siamak Movahedi at 
<mailto:SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com>SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com 
no later than February 9, 2010.

The Social Theory Forum (STF) is an annual conference organized by 
the University of Massachusetts, Boston in order to creatively 
explore, promote and publish cross-disciplinary social theory-and to 
develop new, integrative theoretical structures and practices.

The 2010 meeting welcomes submissions in psychoanalytic theory, 
feminist theory, queer theory, literary criticism, social 
linguistics, conversational analysis, philosophy of mind, etc. that 
critically engage and interrogate Freud or Lacan.

PLEASE SEND YOUR ONE-PAGE ABSTRACT AS AN 
<mailto:rakoenigsberg-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com>rakoenigsberg-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com 
ATTACHMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 9, 2010 to 
Professor Movahedi at 
<mailto:SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com>SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com.

Best regards,
Richard Koenigsberg

  Sigmund Freud Foundation Museum & Library,
Vienna
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy
Rome
Clark University Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Worcester
City University of New York Department of Sociology,
New York
Boston College Department of Sociology & Psychoanalytic Studies 
Chestnut Hill
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis & The Institute for the 
Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture
        
Brunel University School of Social Sciences
London

Organizing Committee
Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D. (Committee Chair) Professor of Sociology, 
University of Massachusetts Boston; Professor of Psychoanalysis and 
the director of the Institute for the Study of Psychoanalysis and 
Culture, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.

Samuel Binkley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emerson College

Neal Bruss, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English, University of 
Massachusetts Boston

Patricia Clough, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology and Women Studies, CUNY 
Graduate Center

Jorge Capetillo, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology, University 
of Massachusetts Boston

Lewis Kirshner, M.D.  Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical 
School; Faculty Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

Glenn Jacobs, Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Sociology, University of 
Massachusetts Boston

Murray Schwartz, Ph.D. Professor of Psychoanalysis and Literature, 
Emerson College;   Scholar Member, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute


This year's conference in April 7th & 8th of 2010 at the University 
of Massachusetts Boston will explore the relationship between 
psychoanalysis and critical social theory. From its very beginning 
Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis has walked the border as a kind of 
fugitive discipline in academia yet one multifarious in its influence 
on the mainstream. Surely the welter of hostile and critical 
responses accompanying its trajectory in the history of ideas bears a 
kind of testimony to its rich intellectual underpinning.  In 
sociology it has had a creative influence on critical theorists such 
as Herbert Marcuse,  Eric Fromm, and others of the Frankfurt School, 
and now has engaged feminist theorists, post-structuralists and other 
sociologists interested in the way in which unconscious processes 
figure in the construction of hierarchical social relations. Jacque 
Lacan's French reading of Freud comes particularly close to the 
sociological imagination. His theory of the symbolic order and the 
linguistic precursors of the unconscious have added additional 
dimensions to the discourse of social theory. His notion of the 
decentered and alienated self rooted in the intellectual culture of 
Emile Durkheim, Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude Lévi-Strauss and Michel 
Foucault find its corollaries in the writings of sociologists and 
philosophers such as George Herbert Mead, Charles Horton Cooley, and 
Erving Goffman. This year's Social Theory Forum provides an 
opportunity for a re-examination and discussion of these fertile 
intellectual domains for a new cross-disciplinary pursuit of 
scholarship in social theory. The conference organizers seek papers 
that employ rigorous analyses and interpretations of the past and 
present of these intellectual engagements that form the foundation of 
modern social theory. 
Papers in psychoanalytic theory, feminist theory, queer theory, 
literary criticism, social linguistics, conversational analysis, 
philosophy of mind, etc. that engage and interrogate Freud or Lacan 
are all welcomed.
The conference will feature both invited and submitted papers and 
presentations. We welcome submissions from psychoanalysts and 
psychoanalytic scholars, from scholars and graduate students in 
humanities and social scientists, as well as from scholars in allied 
disciplines. We ask that authors submit a one-page abstract as email 
attachment (MS Word Format) to 
<mailto:SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com>SocialTheoryAbstracts-AT-libraryofsocialscience.com 
no later than February 9, 2010. Upon selection and notification of 
approval by the organizing committee, submitters must send completed 
presentation paper manuscripts (around 12-15 pages, preferably 
double-spaced in Times 12 typeface) by March 15, 2010.  We are in the 
process of securing a publishing venue for selected papers. As in 
prior years, the papers will be peer-reviewed by anonymous referees 
for possible publication. Details will be announced before the 
conference.
About the Social Theory Forum
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Boston
The Social Theory Forum (STF) is an annual conference organized 
jointly by the sociology, other departments, institutions, interested 
faculty and students at University of Massachusetts Boston in order 
to creatively explore, develop, promote, and publish 
cross-disciplinary social theory in a critical framework. STF offers 
faculty and students of UMass Boston and other area colleges and 
universities an interactive medium to discuss various aspects of the 
way in which particular theoretical traditions can be relevant to 
present everyday issues, as well as to the current state and the 
future of social theory.
STF's goals are:

To critically engage with and evaluate classical and contemporary 
social theories in a cross-disciplinary and comparative 
cross-cultural framework in order to develop new integrative 
theoretical structures and practices;
To foster individual and collective self-reflexivity in exploring 
social theories in global and world-historical contexts to aid people 
effectively address social problems;
To foster an interactive and dialogical learning experience and 
research in theory within and across faculty, students, and community 
divides on and off campus; and
To foster exchange of ideas open to constructive and integrative 
exploration of diverse and conflicting viewpoints, modes of thinking, 
and world-views.
_______________________________________
Correspondence address
Attn.: Social Theory Forum
Department of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
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