We invite papers representing a wide range of research traditions and methodological  positions; possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• normativity and forms of protest in literature– the terror of convention– literature as a medium of protest– literature as a vehicle of norm– tragedy and protest– protester as a tragic figure– imprimatur, conspiracy and the dangers of literature– nonconformity and the norm– tropes of protest

• normativity and forms of protest in philosophy– the ethics of protest/the ethics of normativity– the aesthetics of protest– the ontology and epistemology of a norm– the ethics of civil, political and religious (dis)obedience– the metaphysics of a tragic protest– deconstructions as a norm/deconstructions as a form of protest– humanism, posthumanism and transforming normativity

• normativity and forms of protest in political discourses and law– democracy and norm– democracy and rebellion– the legality of protests– the EU between centripetal and centrifugal forces– power, manipulation, justification– legal genocide and normativity of the political doctrine– regulating guns, regulating uteruses: normativity and protest – the ethics of whistleblowing

• normativity and forms of protest in cultural practice– ethnic normativies– nationality and normativisms– the fear of the alien and oppressive normativity– normativism of race, class and gender– normativism of race, class and gender– oppressive normativism and forms of resistance– (neo)colonial designs and local resistance movements – the birth of 21st century neonazism– rebellious religions/rebelions against religion– cultures and countercultures– rebels without a cause– intimate rebellions

• normativity and forms of protest in fine arts, music, cinema and new media– the semiology of the norm– the semiology of protest– protest and the systems of non-verbal representation– normativity and forms of protest in popular culture

• anthroponormativity and forms of protest posthumanist protest– biopolitics and rhetorics of oppositional consciousness– biopower and (non-normative) sovereignties  – (tragic) forms of ecological protest– animals and animalities– Tsawalk and indigenous struggles against normativities



CONFERENCE FEE: The conference fee amounts to 600 PLN (Polish Zloty), which is ca. 160 EURO, payable via wire-transfer to the conference account.
Details of the account:

Account no.: 74105012141000000700007909
Recipient: Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
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40-007 Katowice
IBAN: PL74105012141000000700007909
Transfer reference: CAPTIVEMINDS Firstname Lastname

The conference fee (600 PLN or 160 EURO) should be paid via wire transfer. The deadline for payments is 10 August 2018.

Important: If you want your home institution to be invoiced, the conference fee must be paid from that institution’s bank account (NOT your personal one).

The conference fee covers the following:   conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners, conference banquet.

PUBLICATION: upon positive peer review, the best contributions will be submitted for publication in special English-language issues of two high-ranking journals:

Review of International American Studies (texts addressing issues of hemispheric and/or transoceanic studies of the Americas)

Errgo. Teoria - Literatura - Kultura (texts exploring culture and literature through the lens of critical theory, philosophy, or offering methodologically centered revisions of history)

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