Ethics, Art and Moving Images: Kent/Whitstable Biennale (June 3)


This transdisciplinary symposium explores how ethics can figure eminently in the generation of art and images after modernism and postmodernism, starting from the premise that in the Anthropocene, the work cannot rest upon its separation from the world. The symposium asks what ethics are at play in the relations between the human artist, the art, and the human and non-human models or participants. … [Read more...]

(In)visibility: Law and Culture Conference (5-6 Sept 2016, St Mary’s)


What does it mean to be seen? What does it mean to see? What can and cannot, should and should not, be visible? What are the limits of legal sight, and what lies beyond? What can academic and critical study make visible to law? Can (in)visibility produce (in)justice? The Law and Culture Conference 2016 aims stimulate a wide ranging and in-depth discussion on the tensions, significance, … [Read more...]

Law and Enjoyment: Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis (2015)

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Daniel Hourigan’s book Law and Enjoyment: Power, Pleasure and Psychoanalysis (Routledge 2015) was recently awarded third prize in the internal University of Southern Queensland's Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books. The award showcases research and esteemed publication, and rewards the improvement of USQ’s research performance. Law and Enjoyment was also a finalist for the … [Read more...]

AFLJ: special themed issue (Philosophies of Difference)

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Editors: Simone Gustafsson, Rebecca Hill & Helen Ngo In this special issue of AFLJ (Vol 43.1, June 2017), we will present a collection of articles addressing the conceptualisation of difference. The articles will take divergent approaches to thinking difference. For example, through a reading of Francis Ponge and Jacques Derrida, one contributor will propose an inventive concept of difference … [Read more...]

Penny Pether Prize Winner 2015: Alison Young

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The LLHAA has awarded the 2015 Penny Pether Prize to Alison Young for her book Street Art, Public City. Street Art, Public City is the culmination of ten years’ work by an accomplished interdisciplinary scholar, and displays everywhere the elegance, the authority, and the intellectual agility earned over time. It casts street art at the centre of debates about public life, giving form to the … [Read more...]

A contract to entertain


As you’ll know if you attended, the LawLitHum Conference 2015: Complicities, held at UTS in December, was a great success. We asked the recipients of three RHD student bursaries to offer their reflections on the event. Here’s what James Stewart (Adelaide Law School) had to say: Within my broader research area of Critical Legal Studies, the concept of complicities plays a significant role. … [Read more...]

law text culture: guest editing


Proposals from people interested in guest editing Volume 21 (2017) of the journal Law Text Culture are due by 30 May 2016. Potential guest editors are encouraged to liaise with the Managing Editor to discuss their proposal or ideas for a special issue of Law Text Culture. All submitted proposals will be considered by the Board, and its decision will be made by 31 July. The successful guest … [Read more...]

update: Kent Summer School in Critical Theory 2016


KSSCT is a rare opportunity for doctoral students and early career researchers to work intensively with a leading critical scholar in their field. Applicants are welcomed from all critical disciplinary perspective. In 2016 the school will take the form of three parallel intensive 2-week seminars: Professor Samantha Frost ("Matters of perception: objects and materialities of affect); Professor … [Read more...]