This symposium seeks to canvas a range of contemporary responses to, and analyses of, the question of relationality—both as promise and problem. It invites 20-minute papers from across the disciplines (including interdisciplinary work), and from a variety of theoretical perspectives, that address any aspect of the topic of relationality. Panel proposals of up to three 20-minute papers are also welcome.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- relationality & the “relational turn”
- the relational & other “turns”
- relationality & phenomenology
- relationality & the body
- the “relational turn” in psychoanalysis
- relationality & its other
- relationality & trauma
- relationality & narcissism
- relationality & vulnerability
- relationality & intimacy
- relationality & ethics
- relationality & terror
- relationality & climate change
- relationality & race
- relationality & the anthropocene
- relationality & survival
- relationality vis-à-vis specific disciplinary concerns (e.g. postcolonialism, feminism, queers studies, disability studies, eco-criticism, posthumanism, international relations, peace & conflict studies)
- relationality & the work of a specific thinker (e.g. Lewis Aron, Jessica Benjamin, Judith Butler, Frantz Fanon, G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Melanie Klein, Jean Laplanche, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Stephen Mitchell, Jean-Luc Nancy, D.W. Winnicott)
To preserve the integrity of the event and foster a productive exchange between participants, the symposium is planned as a single-stream event with no parallel sessions. For this reason, the maximum number of papers we can accept is 30. Selected papers will be published in a quality-assured international journal.
Deadline: extended until Friday, 17 July 2015
Paper and panel proposals should be emailed to Dr Simone Drichel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give the email the subject ‘Relationality abstract – your surname’ and include your name, paper title, an abstract (250 words max) and up to 5 key words. Please also add a short biographical note. Panels should submit an abstract and biographical note for each paper/presenter.