215days until -- 2017 Conference -- York University Toronto, CANADA
Andrew T. Lamas University of Pennsylvania ATLamas@sas.upenn.edu
In addition to sponsoring a biennial conference, the International Herbert Marcuse Society co-sponsors other conferences, meetings, programs, and events throughout the world.
Social Justice Research Academy / University of Pennsylvania / July 2012
Critical Theory Symposium / University of Liverpool and University of Roehamption / June 2012
In affiliation with the International Herbert Marcuse Society, the University of Liverpool and the University of Roehampton (London) are hosting a CRITICAL THEORY SYMPOSIUM on 18 June and 21 June 2012.
Critical theories of 'social representation and reality'
A symposium that will be of interest to researchers,
students and professional practitioners who are engaged with or use
critical approaches in their work.
The multiple and proliferating streams of Critical Theory continue to
enrich scholarly and research fields in the humanities and political
sciences. In the fields of education theory to media analysis, from
cultural theory to theories of ‘the city’, from aesthetics to theories
of the law critical theorists continue to employ perspectives and
approaches that challenge, provoke and subvert the standard clichés and
tropes of empirical sociology and positivism in the humanities and
At this symposium we will hear papers presented by four scholars
whose work questions and exposes the power dynamics and hidden conflicts
that underlie and structure our social realities. Each in their
different ways explore the myriad meanings of ‘representation’ in our
culture. Alex Callinicos (King’s College London) explores Marx’s critique of political economy; Penny Burke (Paulo Friere Institue, Roehampton) interrogates the British widening participation agenda with a ‘critical eye’; Catalina Montoya
(Javeriana University, Bogota) explores the changing role of the media
in Colombian civil society using Chomsky’s ‘propaganda model’; and Mark O’Brien
(Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool) considers the
deceptions of language in the policy rhetoric of the UK Coalition
All critically-inclined researchers, students and professional
practitioners are invited to this symposium. A collaboration between the
Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Liverpool and the
Paulo Friere Institute at the University of Roehampton, this two-part symposium is organised in
association with the International Herbert Marcuse Society.
The above event
takes place at the University of Liverpool on Monday, 18 June 2012.
second event takes place at the University of Roehampton [Portrait
Room, Grove House, Froebel College] on Thursday, 21 June 2012.
> Race, gender, religion and ‘embodied intersectionality’ in the lives of Muslim women in Britain. Speaker: Professor Heidi Safia Mirza, Equalities Studies in Education (Institute of Education, University of London)
>The Right to Higher Education: Reconceptualising widening participation. Speaker: Professor Penny Jane Burke, Director of CEREPP and Founder and Director of LPFI (University of Roehampton)
Society Organizations radio and internet projects for democracy and
human rights in Colombia: Any room for the propaganda model? Speaker: Dr. Catalina Montoya, Assistant Lecturer on Political Communication (Javeriana University)
and the language of power: the unfair discourse of ‘fairness’ in the
Coalition Governments’ policy presentation. Speaker: Dr. Mark O’Brien, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning (University of Liverpool)
(See the pdf at the bottom of this page for more information.)
Conference Organizer: Mark O'Brien, University of Liverpool e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org