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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication,
évènements, opportunités


-2017 University of Manitoba Student Conference - Call for Submissions

-Call for Papers, Performances and Art- Heritage Conservation Symposium 2017

-CFP - The Future of the Bunker // The Bunker of the Future - London,
August/September 2017

-McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Graduate Student Symposium, April 2017

-CFP: Global Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Human Rights

-CFP: Valuing Life: Affective Socio-Nature Encounters and Co-Becomings

-CfP: Islam and the Kurds

-Call for Papers - Panel: Reassessing Religion in the Gulf

-Annual Conference of the Swedish Anthropological Association - April 2017

-CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th European Workshops in International Studies
(EWIS) Cardiff, June 2017

-Cfp: Citizen science and academic knowledge in political grassroots movements

-CfP: Culture, Commitment and Care across the Life Course, Oxford UK,
June 2017

-CFP: Evolving Fields: Sensoriality, imagination and memory in the humanities

-Matriculture Conference, Ottawa, April 2017

-Research Awards at the Osler Library

-SSHRC Storytellers Contest

-Concours CRSH - J'ai une histoire à raconter

-Call for Papers - Subjecting Labour II

-Call for Papers: Collaborative Anthropologies

-ICASS IX (International Congress of Arctic Social Science) - June
2017, Umeå Sweden

-11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

-CFP: The Politics of Labour in Global Production - EADI, Bergen

-Cfp: The Religious and Ethnic Future of - June 2017, Åbo Akademi
University, Turku/Åbo, Finland

-Developing Interest Group on US Health and Healthcare

-Appel à la communauté francophone métisse du Manitoba - L'Université
de Saint-Boniface

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Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory Affirmation, Animosity, Ambiguity

San Diego State University

January 28-29 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017


Dinner Meet and Greet

Tequila Factory in Old Town San Diego: 2467 Juan St, San Diego, CA
92110 (619) 260-8124

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Registration (Montezuma Lounge #290B)


Opening Remarks (Theatre #270)

Mike Roberts, Department of Sociology (San Diego State University)
Norma Bouchard, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (San Diego
State University)
David Fasenfest, Editor Critical Sociology, Department of Sociology
(Wayne State University)
Christine Payne, Department of Sociology/Science Studies (University
of California San Diego)


Plenary #1: Political Economies of Slavery, Desire and Revolt:
Nietzsche and Critical Theory for the 21st Century (Theatre #270)

"Good Europeanism and Colonialism," Rebecca Bamford (Quinnipiac University)
"Nietzsche's Economy: Reconsidering the Slave Revolt in Morals,"
Allison Merrick (California State University San Marcos)
"Revolutionary Desire Beyond Good and Evil: Queer Theory as
Anti-Morality," C. Heike Schotten (University of Massachusetts Boston)

10:45am-12:15pm (Panels 1A, 1B and 1C)

(Panel 1A) Politics: Pain, Pleasure, Play (Templo Mayor #231)

"Naked Philology" Or "Undressing in the Photo Booth with Friedrich
Nietzsche": Toward a Hedonistic Politics of Imagination and Pleasure
for the New Millennia," William A. Nericcio (San Diego State University)
"A God that Knows How to Dance: Play in Nietzsche and Foucault," Dawn
Helphand (University of Chicago)
"Salvation Through BDSM: A Contemporary Example of Nietzsche's Call
for Change," Sarah Craig (George Washington University)
(Panel 1B) Timely Meditations: Nietzsche, Gender and Feminist Theory
(Aztlan #230A)

"Burning it In: Gender, Memory and the State," Marie Draz (San Diego
State University)
"The Value of Nietzsche's Critique of Slave Morality for Feminist
Analysis of Power," Sharare Sharoki (Contra Costa College)
"Nietzsche: the Caitlin Jenner of Philosophy?" Sandra Wawrytko (San
Diego State University)
(Panel 1C) Aesthetics and Autonomy (Metztli #230B)

"Nietzsche, Aesthetics and Justification" Harvey Goldman (University
of California San Diego)
"Adorno's Nietzsche," Arash Falasiri (York University)
"Adorno and Bloch on Nietzsche's Aesthetic Autonomy," Nazanin
Ghanavizi (York University)
Lunch: Not provided.

Options on the ground floor of the Student Union include: Oggi's,
Pizza Express, The Habit Burger, Chipotle, Aztec Market and Starbucks.
Options across the footbridge include: Bangkok Poco the Restaurant and
Trujillo's Taco Shop.

1:30-3:00pm (Panels 2A, 2B and 2C)

(Panel 2A) All-Too-Human: Animals, Automation, and Amor Fati (Templo
Mayor #231)

"No Longer Animals": Nietzsche's Anti-Darwinism," Peter Atterton (San
Diego State University)
"For what then are the machines": Nietzsche, Critical Theory and the
Philosophy of Technology," Edward Hamilton (Capilano University)
"Amor Fati and the Event: Nietzsche, Deleuze and Complexity Science,"
D. Emily Hicks (San Diego State University)
(Panel 2B) Nietzsche's Rhetoric and Reception (Aztlan #230A)

"The Will to Be Misunderstood: Radical Critique in the Thought of
Nietzsche and Derrida," Tom Semm (San Diego State University)
"The One Thing Needful: Nietzsche as a Resource for Style in Dialectic
of Enlightenment," Sid Simpson (University of Notre Dame)
"Nietzsche's Rhetoric: Dissonance and Reception," Simon Lambek
(University of Toronto)
(Panel 2C) Tensions: Terror, Tragedy, Transfiguration (Metztli #230B)

"Nietzsche and the Immanence of Tragedy," Ricky DeSantis (San Diego
State University)
"Transvaluations in and of LGBTQ History, Now," Richard Cante
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
"Cruising Zarathustra's Will-to-Power-Bottom, or: Nietzsche's Queer
Cynicism," Samuel R. Galloway (University of Chicago)

3:15-4:45pm (Panels 3A, 3B, and 3C)

(Panel 3A) Capitalism, Commodification, and Cultural Crises (Templo
Mayor #231)

"Nietzsche and Happiness," Bryan S. Turner (Presidential Professor,
the Graduate Center, City University of New York)
"TBA," Robert J. Antonio (University of Kansas)
"Nietzsche and the Artistic Critique of Capitalism," Gary Yeritsian
(University of California Los Angeles)
(Panel 3B) The History of Genealogy: Volume 4 (Aztlan #230A)

"Foucault's Nietzsche: Will to Know, Aesthetics of the Self and
Critique," Dominika Partyga (London School of Economics)
"Events of Truth, Events of Justice: Foucault's Nietzsche in the Early
Courses at the Collège de France," Alex Feldman (Penn State University)
"Nietzsche's Genealogy, Foucault's Genealogy," Evan Buswell
(University of California Davis)
(Panel 3C) Subjecting the Self to Scrutiny (Metztli #230B)

"The Self Which is Not One: Toward Personal and Political Implications
of Nietzsche's Critique of the Subject," Ali Beheler (Hastings College)
"Nietzsche as Critic of Neoliberalism," Samir Gandesha (Simon Fraser
"Dual-Process Psychology and 'Gay' Science: Nietzschean Responses to
Objective Measures and Split Entrepreneurial Subjects," Chad J.
Valasek (University of California San Diego)

Keynote: "A Nietzschean Critique of Trump," by Dr. Douglas Kellner
Distinguished Professor and George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education
Chair, University of California Los Angeles (Theatre #270)


Reception: Oggi's Pizza (patio located on first floor directly below theatre)

Sunday, January 29,2017


Plenary #2: Ressentiment, Revaluation, Redemption (Theatre #270)

"Why Nietzsche, Why Now" Stanley Aronowitz (Distinguished Professor of
Sociology and Urban Education, the Graduate Center, City University of
New York)
"Nietzsche, Adorno and the Musical Spirit of Ressentiment and
Redemption," Nancy S. Love (Appalachian State University)
"Nietzsche on the Destruction of Nations," Babette Babich (Fordham University)

10:45am-12:15pm (Panels 4A, 4B and 4C)

(Panel 4A) The Necessity (?) of Nietzsche for the Social
Question(Templo Mayor #231)

"The Social Individual and the Last Human: Marx and Nietzsche Agree to
Disagree," Ishay Landa (The Open University of Israel)
"Weird White Guy Stuff: Nietzsche and the Limits of Existential
Sociology," Michael Kilivris (Contra Costa College)
"White, Right Ressentiment," Lauren Langman (Loyola University Chicago)
(Panel 4B) Master Motifs: Übermenschen, Will-to-Power, and Eternal
Return (Aztlan #230A)

"Superfluous Supermen: Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Horkheimer, Adorno, and
the Disruption of the Underground," Matthew H. Hartman (University of
Notre Dame)
"The Cultivation of Will: Nietzsche's Ideal Individual," Daniel
Driscoll (University of California San Diego)
"The Use of Nietzsche's Doctrine of the Eternal Return as a Model for
Thinking About Precedent in American Constitutional Law," Laura A.
Cisneros (Golden Gate University School of Law)
(Panel 4C) Hegemonies in Crisis (Metztli #230B)

"Beyond Utopia: Marx and Nietzsche's Divergent Counterhegemonic
Discourses," Luca Delbello (University of Illinois at Chicago) and
Nabil Nazha (University of Illinois at Chicago)
"Class Consciousness: the Significance of Nietzsche," aimee imlay (San
Diego State University)
"Zombies, Nietzsche and Popular Culture," Elizabeta Shifrin (San Diego
State University) and Dan Frumer (San Diego State University)


Lunch: Not provided.

Options on the ground floor of the Student Union include: Oggi's,
Pizza Express, The Habit Burger, Chipotle, Aztec Market and Starbucks.
Options across the footbridge include: Bangkok Poco the Restaurant and
Trujillo's Taco Shop.

1:30-3:00pm (Panels 5A, 5B, and 5C)

(Panel 5A) Slave Revolts, Social Formations, and Self-Overcomings
(Templo Mayor #231)

"Frantz Fanon and the Place of Nietzsche in Decolonial Philosophy,"
Romy Opperman (Penn State University)
"Toward Nietzschean Social-Political Formations: the Nomadic War
Machines of Hacktivism, Graffiti, and Black Lives Matter Protests,"
James Mollison (Purdue University)
"Nietzsche's Anti-Essentialism and the Problem of Racial Narratives,"
John Murphy (University of Miami) and Jung Min Choi (San Diego State
(Panel 5B) Morality and its Discontents (Aztlan #230A)

"God is Dead but not Forgotten: Horkheimer's Critique of Nietzsche's
Philosophy of Religion," Dustin J. Byrd (Olivet College)
"Nietzsche and Freud on Guilt and Civilization," Guy Elgat (School of
the Art Institute of Chicago)
"Antichrist: a Book for Barbarians and Cave-Dwellers," Brian Pines
(Staffordshire University)
(Panel 5C) Truth and Method (Metztli #230B)

"The Will to Agency? Nietzsche and the Structure-Agency Debate in
Sociology," Timothy Rutzou (Yale University)
"From Nietzsche to Contemporary Social Science via the Frankfurt
School," Daniel Sullivan (University of Arizona)
"In the style of a moraliste: Nietzsche's re-description of compassion
and its bearing on multi-disciplinary ethical studies," Jeffrey Minson
(University of California San Diego)

3:15-4:45pm (Panels 6A, 6B and 6C)

(Panel 6A) Advantages and Disadvantages of History in Light of Life
(Templo Mayor #231)

"Practicing history as shock: Nietzsche, Benjamin, DuBois," Ingrid
Diran (Pacific Northwest College of Art)
"History for Life: Nietzsche and Benjamin," Martin Schwab (University
of California Irvine)
"Beyond Good and Evil: Nietzschean Pedagogy in the History Classroom,"
Eve Kornfeld (San Diego State University)

(Panel 6B) Beyond Truth and Relativism (Aztlan #230A)

"The Question of Ideology in Light of Perspectival Knowledge: the
Truths of Marx and Nietzsche," Christine Payne (University of
California San Diego)
"Proposal for a Dialectical Perspectivism: Multiplicity and Utility in
Service to Values," Jeremiah Morelock (Boston College)
"Nietzsche and Weber: On Perspectivism and Interpretation," Seth
Merritt (University of California San Diego)
(Panel 6C) Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: Rejection, Revolution,
Radical Revaluation (Metzli #231A)

"Twilight of Work: The Labor Question in Nietzsche and Marx," Mike
Roberts (San Diego State University)
"Power and Culture: Nietzsche and Syndicalist Politics," Kristin
Lawler (College of Mount Saint Vincent)
"Promising Subjects: Nietzsche and the Politics of Responsibility,"
Jonathan Cutler (Wesleyan University)

International Max Planck Workshop

"Sangha Economies: Temple Organisation and Exchanges in Contemporary Buddhism"

21 – 22 September 2017

Organisers: Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, Christoph Brumann, Beata Świtek
(Research Group "Buddhist Temple Economies in Urban Asia",

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany

No other "world religion" has given monasticism such a central role as
Buddhism in which the sangha – the community of monks and, where
recognised, nuns – is one of the "three jewels" (together with the
Buddha and his teachings). While the first monks where itinerant
mendicants, their successors settled down, eventually establishing
prosperous and often very long-lived institutions. When these house
hundreds or even thousands of monks or nuns, it is only natural that
economic and management concerns arise. But these are no less pressing
when, as in Japan, most temples are sustained by just a single priest
and his family.

Questions pertaining to the economic organisation of Buddhist
monasteries and temples have been neglected for a long time,
reflecting the otherworldly orientation of Buddhist doctrine that sees
the attachment to worldly riches as a hindrance for salvation and
enlightenment. In recent years, however, there is a perceptible turn
towards "managing monks" (Jonathan Silk), with several historical
studies showing how economic pursuits were part and parcel of Buddhist
monasticism from early on. Contemporary Buddhism is increasingly being
scrutinised for its economic entanglements, both in theological
attempts to construct a Buddhist economic ethics and in empirical

In this international workshop, we wish to focus on the sangha, its
institutions, and its interactions with the laity. We apply an
empirical perspective: doctrinal reasoning is important in real-life
situations but does not suffice to explain the actual flow of goods
and services within, towards, and away from Buddhist temples. We seek
rich ethnographic studies of such flows, how they are socially and
politically embedded, and how clergy and laity justify and evaluate
them. We are particularly interested in economic transactions that
involve monks, priests and nuns within the classic Buddhist traditions
of Theravada and Mahayana (Buddhist lay movements and lay practices
that bypass the clergy are outside our focus).

Crucial aspects include the conceptualisation of exchanges with the
sangha. Can there be such a thing as a "free" and pure-hearted gift,
devoid of the self-interest that, in orthodox formulations, would
subvert the intended merit-making of the layperson? Payments for
ritual services can be interpreted as donations but also as fees and
reimbursements, with symbolic distinction being symbolically marked.
How do gifts to the sangha affect the status and credibility of giver
and recipient, and what happens when family and kin ties influence the
flow of resources?

Equally important is the economics of the institutions that build on
such clergy-laity exchanges. Can one speak of a unified temple economy
at all when sub-units such as colleges, households within temple
precincts, and/or individual monks and nuns transact autonomously on
the basis of separate property and funds? What is considered
acceptable in terms of commercial activities, investments, and paid
visits? State law and institutions, expectations of charity and social
welfare contributions, and the nature of the setting (with cities
having more volatile social relations) also have an influence.
Finally, we are interested in the self-reflection of Buddhist
practitioners and believers, particularly when socialist ideologies or
Buddhist modernism have branded traditional modes of temple support as
questionable or even parasitic. Is there a discourse of crisis or is
regeneration also a possibility?

We expect participants to pre-circulate their papers and, after the
workshop, to revise them for an edited volume or special journal issue
by 15 January 2018.

Abstracts of proposals (500 words maximum) should reach all three
convenors by 1 March 2017
(<>,<>,<>). Please send inquiries to
all of us. The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology will cover
travel and accommodation costs for accepted speakers.

Thank you/Merci

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