Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Call for Abstracts for Baudrillard Workshop (Newcastle University)

Just in case any one out there may be interested:

Baudrillard and International Politics
Newcastle University
Wednesday November 28th, noon-6pm

The translation and publication of Jean Baudrillard’s The Gulf War Did Not Take Place (1995) marked the first significant awareness of Baudrillard’s work among international politics scholars and was the source of a highly engaged debate. In the years since, Baudrillard’s work on the media, simulation, hyperreality, terror, and technology has continued to provide unique insights into contemporary international politics and the discourses in which it is framed.

International politics staff and graduate students at Newcastle University are hosting a half day workshop to explore the value and relevance of Baudrillard’s work for international politics studies and seek papers on the following (and other) themes:

Political discourses of hyperreality
Baudrillard on the USA
The political commitments of Baudrillard’s early scholarship

We envisage presentations will be of approximately 20 minutes duration with plenty of time set aside for general discussion. It is our intention to produce an edited collection focusing on Baudrillard’s contribution to the study of international politics and so wish to solicit papers that are not committed to other projects.

Please forward 250 word abstracts to either Mark Edward ( or Simon Philpott ( no later than Friday, September 28th 2007.

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