Call for Papers: Critical Finance Studies Conference III, 2010
February 17, 2010
The Third Annual Critical Finance Studies conference will be held this year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam from August 20-22. This year we are again looking for contributions to our ongoing collaborative research project that seeks to engage finance in new and critical ways.
Although critical attention is regularly devoted to finance, it generally takes the form of a call for transparency, or the systemic repair and restructuring of a paradigm in need of a shift. While finance is clearly a societal domain ridden with crisis, our sense of critique embraces the possibility of risky confrontations with the external powers that drive finance, as well as with internal, ethical combats that impact on the critic’s own situation within academic discourses on finance. We are, therefore, calling for contributions that take into account the relationship of the critic to finance and to discourses on finance, including received values, moral codes, authoritarian knowledge, political correctness, academic manners, common sense, good will, opinion and implicit presuppositions. We also invite papers that approach finance through avenues that have been underexplored such as art, music, film, new media and television, to give just a few examples.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
– Subprime lending
– Finance and ethics
– Finance and art
– Gambling and public finance
– Finance and visualisation
– Finance and subjectivity
– Representing finance
– Finance, toys and games
Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marieke de Goede:
Please send abstracts and titles to Joyce Goggin at firstname.lastname@example.org and Thomas Bay at email@example.com by March 15th, 2010.