Programme & Registration

‘Democracy and Dissent: Theorizing Political Agency from Sites of Difference’

June 2 & 3, 2017  |  University of Oxford – Manor Road Building, OX1 3UQ


Registration for the 2017 conference is now open. Please click here to register. Registration is £10 per participant. For more regular updates, sign up on the Facebook event page.

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**Conference Schedule**

Friday, June 2

9 – 9:30 am          |          Manor Road Building Lobby

Registration + coffee & tea

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9:30 – 11 am          |          Seminar Room A 

Panel 1: Emancipatory Possibilities under Late Capitalism

Discussant: Dr. Dan Butt (Oxford)

Helge Petersen (Glasgow) & Hannah Hecker (Goethe University Frankfurt)

“A Critique of Left-Wing Populism”

Leonardo Sias (Southampton)

“Subvertising and the Production of Dissenting Desires”

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11 – 11: 30 am          |          Coffee & tea break

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11:30 – 1 pm          |          Seminar Room A

Panel 2: Vulnerability and Political Agency

Discussant: Dr. Matthew Longo (Oxford)

Hannah Voegele (Oxford)

“The Precarious Politics of Migration”

Lucile Richard (Sciences Po)

“On Judith Butler’s Redefinition of Political Agency: Is Vulnerability a ‘Form of Activism?'”

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1 – 2 pm          |          Lunch

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2 – 3:30 pm          |          Lecture Theatre

Panel 3: Narrating Resistance

Discussant: Dr. Dana Mills (NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts & Bard’s Hannah Arendt Center)

Ben Turner (Kent)

“Affinity or Agonism? Two Routes from Structuralism to Democratic Politics”

Alexia Alkadi-Barbaro (Cambridge)

“Resistance as Narrative Telling: Theorizing Hannah Arendt through Sociogenesis”

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3:30 – 4 pm          |          Coffee & tea break

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4 – 5:30 pm          |          Lecture Theatre

Keynote Address: Prof. Alessandro Ferrara (Rome Tor Vergata)

“Political Liberalism, Revisited: The Upsurge of Populism and How to Cope with It”

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Saturday, June 3

9:30 – 11 am          |          Lecture Theatre

Panel 4: Reading the Aesthetic into the Political

Discussant: Dr. Liz Frazer (Oxford)

Gisli Vogler (Edinburgh)

“Theorizing Political Agency through Reflexive Judgment from Sites of Difference”

Bağlan Deniz (Koç University)

“Sacrifice and the Sublime: Encountering ‘Nothing’ in the Political”

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11 – 11:30 am          |          Coffee & tea break

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11:30 – 1 pm          |          Lecture Theatre

Panel 5: Grassroots Democracy and the Spaces of Encounter

Discussant: Dr. Karma Nabulsi (Oxford)

Simon Dougherty (Australian Catholic University)

“Social Movement Solidarity and Democratic Holding Spaces”

Elvira Basevich (CUNY)

“W.E.B. DuBois on Democracy and Dissent in the Jim Crow Era”

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1 – 2 pm          |          Lunch

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2 – 3:30 pm          |          Lecture Theatre

Keynote Address: Dr. Mihaela Mihai (Edinburgh)

“Sabotaging Epistemic Oppression”

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3:30 – 3:45 pm          |          Closing remarks from conference organizers

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Oxford welcomes all who are interested in participating in the 2017 conference to attend. The Manor Road building and all event spaces are wheelchair accessible. If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact the conference organizers at oxfordpoliticaltheory@gmail.com.

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