In collaboration with the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, the London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) is designed to create a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with “critical” traditions and concerns. We welcome work from the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to papers drawing upon continental philosophy, critical legal theory, critical geography and the Frankfurt School. The LCCT aims to provide an opportunity for those who frequently find themselves at the margins of their department or discipline to engage with other scholars who share theoretical approaches and interests. Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional, the conference hopes to foster emergent critical thought and provide new avenues for critically orientated scholarship and collaboration.
Scholars working in
philosophy, literature, geography, law, art, and politics departments have
already proposed panels and/or streams for the conference. These address
issues as diverse as animality, sovereignty, human rights, cosmopolitanism,
the city, and the relationship between text and space. Through these streams
participants are encouraged to engage with a variety of thinkers including
Kant, Deleuze, Marx, Lacan, Foucault, Spinoza and Derrida, to name a few.