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Deadline May 20 | The Advocate Call for Contributions

NEVER SUBMIT, CONTRIBUTE!

The Advocate invites everyone to contribute to the conversations on Revolution and Sovereignty that we have sustaining since last semester. Building on our recent double issue on the question of sovereignty (http://gcadvocate.com[gcadvocate.com]), we are now accepting contributions that expand these conversations to a wide array of social and political fields.

It is time we accept that we live in radical times, and to ask what sorts of revolutions we can not only imagine but also plan. CUNY occupies a unique position in New York City’s cultural and academic landscape, and we believe we can provide a platform that can harness that potential and build a real conversation about sustainable and radical change. It is far too easy to lead with despair these days, and our only effective option is to work together, and think together, as we never have before. We request that you write for us and talk to the vast political community this university can cultivate, and that you encourage your undergraduates to do so as well.

We’re interested in essays that historicize and criticize our understanding of revolutionary transformations of all kinds, whether by that you mean revolutionary polities or revolutionary bodies. How do they shape the ways in which we map and organize the world we inhabit? Talk to us about hurricanes, about civil rights, about quantum physics, about Audre Lorde and Agha Shahid Ali— about what it means for revolution to simultaneously be a temporal ritual, an aesthetic epiphany, a shift in scientific paradigms, and a political desire baked deep into our collective psyche.

We particularly invite science writers who can contribute regularly on diverse topical subjects and on scientific practice in the current political climate.

The deadline for contributing to the next issue is May 20.

Please do send your impressions, your thoughts, and your ideas to our Editor-in-Chief, Bhargav Rani, at brani@gradcenter.cuny.edu. Also ‘cc’ to advocate@cunydsc.org.

 And yes, we pay for articles!

​The Advocate pays $100-$120 for articles that are around 1500-2000 words, and about $150-$200 for longer essays that entail more research and labor. Other contributions like reviews and photo essays will also be compensated for at competitive rates. And of course, we promise enthusiastic editorial support and love from our team!

We look forward to some excellent contributions from you!

 

Bhargav Rani
Doctoral Student of Theatre, The Graduate Center
Teaching Fellow at Hunter College
Chief Editor of the Advocate
City University of New York

Due April 1 | CfP – Shift Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Issue 11

Call For Papers: Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Issue 11

BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL

Oppositional claims to land, heritage, and state have rapidly crescendoed in the last year of the Trumpian order. White supremacist overtures emerged last summer in Charlottesville with chants of “Blood and Soil,” the infamous Nazi slogan advocating racial purity located in the earth of the homeland. At the same time, political activists and environmentalists have made inherently anti-fascist counter-claims to land and ancestry, such as the Indigenous activists who opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and critiqued “Muslim ban” travel restrictions with the phrase “No Ban on Stolen Land.” Leftist intellectuals have also sought to deploy protests towards collective, and problematically assimilationist, approaches to environmental stewardship. While such thinkers approach the Earth’s maintenance in terms of the commons, techno-capitalist oligarchs are poised to abandon the planet to the forces of material extraction as they look to the oceans (as in “Seasteaders” seeking to colonize special economic zones), or to outer space (as in Elon Musk’s spectacularized extraterrestrial pollution with branded explorations into commercial space travel). Continue reading Due April 1 | CfP – Shift Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, Issue 11

The Advocate Call for Contributions

NEVER SUBMIT, CONTRIBUTE!

This spring, the Advocate invites everyone to build on the conversations on Revolution and Sovereignty that we have sustaining since the fall semester. Adding to our first issue on the idea of revolution and the second on its resonances in artistic and cultural practices, we now accepting contributions that expand these conversations to wide array of social and political fields. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, articles that explore revolution in relation to Ecology, Climate Change and Scientific Practice.

It is time we accept that we live in radical times, and to ask what sorts of revolutions we can not only imagine but also plan. CUNY occupies a unique position in New York City’s cultural and academic landscape, and we believe we can provide a platform that can harness that potential and build a real conversation about sustainable and radical change. It is far too easy to lead with despair these days, and our only effective option is to work together, and think together, as we never have before. We request that you write for us and talk to the vast political community this university can cultivate, and that you encourage your undergraduates to do so as well. Continue reading The Advocate Call for Contributions

Due Mar 31 | CfP – Defetishizing Theory

“Defetishizing Theory”: On Methodology, Field Research, and Grounded Theory – CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Theory Conference

April 20, 2018, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Deva Woodly, New School

Hosted by SPTSA (Social and Political Theory Graduate Student Association)

Co-Sponsored by the Students of the State (SOS)

About the Conference

The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Social and Political Theory Student Association (SPTSA), will bring together GC students from different disciplines and perspectives to explore what it means to “do theory.” Its objectives are threefold. First, we seek to provide an opportunity for students to practice presenting, and receiving feedback on works in progress in a supportively critical environment. Second, we hope to generate unexpected connections between people, concepts, orientations, and modes of theorizing. Third, we seek to build community across disciplines for GC students doing theoretical work. The conference thus serves as a space in which we can practice taking apart the boundaries that constrain and discipline different theoretical endeavors. Continue reading Due Mar 31 | CfP – Defetishizing Theory

Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Call for Participants: Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop
on Caregiving at CUNY

Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59pm.

The Center for the Humanities and Labor of Care Archive at the Graduate Center, CUNY in collaboration with the Working Theater and PSC-CUNY, is pleased to announce a free 12-week playwriting and performance workshop, TheaterWorks! on Caregiving at CUNY.

Eligibility: The workshop is open to CUNY faculty and staff who are PSC-CUNY or DC37 members involved with the care of an elderly, ill, or disabled family member and who are looking to write about the care relationship, the labor involved, and/or its impact on their life and work.

About TheaterWorks!: TheaterWorks! workshops teach performance and writing skills to working people. Participants write and perform their own short plays based on their work and caregiving experiences, and perform them before an invited audience. The workshop will begin with theater exercises aimed at uncovering the dramatic potential of everyday stories. As the workshop progresses we will experience the power of performance to change our lives. In a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, TheaterWorks! participants will write their own short plays. The workshop will end with a performance of participants’ work in which you will perform your work alongside professional actors and with the guidance of professional directors. All levels of writers are welcome.  Continue reading Due Feb 2 | Applications for Theater Works! Performance/Playwriting Workshop on Caregiving at CUNY

Due Jan 21 | CfP – Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

The 2018 French PhD Program’s Annual Conference at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
March 23, 2018

https://gc2018conference.wordpress.com[gc2018conference.wordpress.com]

Call for papers:

Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

         As seen in Charleston, South Carolina and more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia, monuments that celebrate slave-owning heritage such as confederate flags and memorials honoring anti-abolitionists have become contentious subjects, leading to outrage and violence. For some, these controversial symbols represent racial oppression; for others, their heritage, turning historic landscapes into a stage for the ongoing conversation about race and inequality in America.  Unlike France, the United States has yet to officially acknowledge slavery as a crime against humanity or to erect slave memorials that pay homage to the victims.   Continue reading Due Jan 21 | CfP – Haunted History in France and America: When the Ghosts of Slavery Resurface

Due Jan 15 | Call for Papers for Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas

Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
April 19–20, 2018
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas
The Third Annual Symposium of Latin American Art at the GC and the IFA: Presented by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art and the Rewald Endowment

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Institute of Fine Arts, the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art are pleased to announce the Third Annual Symposium for Latin American Art. “Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas” will be held in New York on April 19–20, 2018. The symposium will include keynote lectures by Daniela Bleichmar and Eduardo Kac. Continue reading Due Jan 15 | Call for Papers for Super/Natural: Excess, Ecologies, and Art in the Americas

Deadline extended to Feb 1 | CfP – DTSA conference, “Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies”

Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies

May 10, 2018

The Graduate Center, CUNY

The multiple potential meanings of “object” within theatre and performance studies point to questions about the relationship between knowledge and materiality. With this conference, we issue a challenge to the common understanding of scholarly work as focused on an “object of study.” We seek to destabilize the terms “object” and “study” to explore how the ways in which we conceive of objects and materiality might influence the framework of our discipline. Are we, as scholars, engaging in acts of objectification? How do the objects also act upon us?

We invite participants to reflect on the assumptions, connections, slippages, tensions, and politics implicit in both senses of the “object”–as thing and as focus of study—and to consider the implications of new materialist, post-human, and object-oriented thought within and on the field of theatre and performance studies itself. Does our relationship to performance change when the nonhuman performs? How might it lead us to productively re-think our field and reflexively transform our study practice? What methods and ideas might help us to complicate and explore the relationship between objects and knowledge in theatre and performance studies? If the conception of the object shifts, what can be known? Continue reading Deadline extended to Feb 1 | CfP – DTSA conference, “Objects of Study: Methods and Materiality in Theatre and Performance Studies”

Due Jan 15 | CFP for ESA Conference ’18 – Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture

Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture
English Student Association Conference
The Graduate Center, CUNY
March 23rd, 2018
breakingthrough.commons.gc.cuny.edu // esa2018@gmail.com

CFP for ESA Conference 2018 – Breaking Through (printable)

Call For Proposals:

“The degree is in disruption,” announces the homepage of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, home of self-proclaimed “creative philanthropreneur[s],” “eclectic innovator[s]”, and “fierce future CEO[s].”  As Jill Lepore points out in her critique of the recent trend of disruption as a business model, “everyone is either disrupting or being disrupted. There are disruption consultants, disruption conferences, and disruption seminars.” It is to this ubiquity and institutional co-option of disruption as a term and a notion that this conference aims to attend. Why are we so obsessed with “breaking through”? Continue reading Due Jan 15 | CFP for ESA Conference ’18 – Breaking Through: Textures & Aesthetics of Rupture