Friday 16 March 2012

Theory after Theory

Theory after Theory: Interdisciplinary Reflections


      12th June 2012

  Call for Papers

Invited Speakers: Dr. Jerome De Groot, Prof. Margaret Littler, Dr. Matthew Philpotts
Theory after Theory: Interdisciplinary Reflections is a one-day conference that will take place on Tuesday, June 12th 2012 at the University of Manchester. The conference aims to bring together postgraduates from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. It aims to reflect on theoretical trends that have developed within the two Schools and will seek to examine the trajectories that theories and major theoreticians have followed across the boundaries of disciplines in the Humanities. Specifically, the conference will look at the various methodological approaches researchers take toward theory, at how empirical material interacts with theory and at the extent to which theory can illuminate and interpret cultural phenomena.
We are pleased to invite contributions of 20-minute long papers focusing on theoretical frameworks and their methodological application to the researcher's object of inquiry.
Abstracts should include the theory the researcher is using, the researcher’s object of inquiry, a brief description of how the theory is put to use to approach the material under scrutiny, and finally, how the researcher’s methodological approach toward theory differs from or is similar to other applications of the theory.
Please send abstracts (maximum 350 words) to by the 10th of April 2012. Notification of Acceptance: 25th April 2012
Please note that there are limited places, so make sure you register early by sending an email to, whether you are planning on sending an abstract or not.

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