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TitelNo Future: An Inter-Disciplinary International Conference
BeschreibungNO FUTURE: AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Durham University, UK
25-27 March 2011
Final Call for Papers

From biblical apocalypse to the nihilism of the late nineteenth century, from the Enlightenment invention of progress to the counter-cultures of the late twentieth century, from technological utopianism to contemporary anticipations of environmental catastrophe, western civilization has been consistently transfixed by the figurative potential of the future. 'No Future' seeks to connect and inter-animate these disparate ways of thinking about the future, while at the same time questioning the basis of the various discourses of futurity they have produced, and which have proliferated in recent years. 'No Future' thus also implicitly questions what it is - other than the preoccupations of the present - that is invoked when we talk about the future.

The conference aims to stage a series of inter-disciplinary encounters around these different senses of 'No Future', and to examine the value and implications of adopting a 'futurist' position across and between a range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Keynote speakers:

Mikhail Epstein (Emory)
Jean-Michel Rabaté (Pennsylvania)
Patricia Waugh (Durham)

Plenary speakers include:
John Hall (USC Davis)
Karen Edwards (Exeter)
Peter Hitchcock (Graduate Center, CUNY)
Christopher Rowland (Oxford)
Peter Thompson (Sheffield)

Proposals for individual papers or integrated panels that engage with any aspect of the central theme are invited. A list of indicative panel titles can be viewed at http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/nofuture/firstcall/, although we would particulalry welcome contributions on approaches to futurity pre 1700 and/or the role of science and technology in figuring the future.

Papers should be of 20 minutes duration to allow adequate time for discussion, and proposals for integrated panels should comprise a chair and three speakers. Proposals should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted as an attachment to alastair.renfrew@durham.ac.uk by Friday 15th October 2010.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in one or more special issues of appropriate journals.

Registration will open and a provisional programme published in early November. Further details are available at the conference web-site: http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/nofuture
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/nofuture/
Verknüpfte Ressourcehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortDurham
Bewerbungsschluss15.10.2010
Beginn25.03.2011
Ende27.03.2011
PersonName: Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill 
Funktion: Lecturer, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University 
E-Mail: caitriona.nidhuill@durham.ac.uk 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University 
Strasse/Postfach: Elvet Riverside 
Postleitzahl: DH13JT 
Stadt: Durham 
Telefon: +441913343456 
E-Mail: caitriona.nidhuill@durham.ac.uk 
Internetadresse: http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/nofuture/ 
LandGroßbritannien
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
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