International Scientific Conference
Discourses of Exclusion:
Theories and Practices
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Lab for Exclusion and Alienation Research (LEAR)
Institute of Literary Studies NCU
The University Center of Excellence “IMSErt –
Interacting Minds, Societies, Environments”
Deputy Rector for Equality
Institute for Prevention of Exclusions
The conference examines the discourses of exclusion in contemporary sciences and societies. By adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, we wish to explore various forms and spaces of exclusion and the practices through which some subjects are alienated, dehumanised and objectified, situated outside culture and society. We are interested in exploring real-life contexts and experiences and scientific projects and theories – schemes, normative systems and relations that produce such exclusionary discourses. We wish to focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of exclusion as these are the elements that (co)create discourse.
We do not wish to limit the range of possible topics but invite intersectional proposals from the fields of philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural studies, women’s studies, gender studies, studies of monstrosity, otherness and exclusion, interdisciplinary analysis of cultural texts and practices, discourse analysis, refugee studies, border studies, animal studies, science and technology studies, and environmental humanities. Both regular papers and posters are welcome; the posters are to be accompanied by a short presentation of the work, followed by a discussion. We plan to organise workshops, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and meetings with activists and artists.
Keynote speakers: TBA
The conference is planned as an onsite event, with the option of online participation in exceptional cases. We will provide child care during the conference if there is enough interest.
The conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of Avant, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. For more information about the journal, please visit http://avant.edu.pl/en/. The paper should be sent to the conference organisers by 30 June 2023.
More information: https://pracowniawykluczenie.umk.pl/discourses/
Abstracts of 150-200, containing the title of the paper or poster and the author’s name and affiliation, accompanied by a short biographical note, should be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts submission deadline: 1 May
Notification of acceptance: 15 May
150 EUR (400 PLN) for academics
100 EUR (150 PLN) for master students and PhD candidates
The conference fee includes publication costs, keynote lectures, workshops, coffee breaks, and a conference dinner for onsite participants.