CFP: Politics and Image

Submission deadline: July 1, 2018

Conference date(s):
November 15, 2018 - November 17, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophical Studies , University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

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Português / English

November 15-17, 2018

University of Coimbra - Institute of Philosophical Studies

The Politics and Image Conference, to be held at the University of Coimbra between November 15-17, 2018, aims to provide a basis for reflection within Political Theory on the central role of image in the current political landscape. Given the increasing relevance of social networks, the multiplication of information sources and the emergence of concepts such as "alternative facts" and "fake news", among others, the Politics and Image Conference proposes to reflect critically on the conception of the political sphere as a locus of construction and reproduction of images, where programmatic claims and ideological-doctrinal alignments lose the importance they once had. In order to establish a transdisciplinary dialogue, with contributions from the entire spectrum of the social and human sciences, the submission of proposals, on the following topics is particularly encouraged:

• Fiction and representation in political power: the philosophical implications of a politics centered on the notion of image; the relation between politics and image in historical-intellectual perspective; Politics, figuration and imagination;

• Politics and performance: the personalization of politics in the context of social media;

• Image and the emergence of new populisms;

• Crisis of representation and representative systems;

• Politics and Aesthetics: the political dimension of artistic expression as a force for creating and diffusing images: cinema, contemporary art, performance, photography, painting, theater, architecture, literature, visual rhetoric, among others;

• Political Rhetoric and Discourse Analysis;

• New forms of Activism and new forms of censorship;

• Political Communication

.Politics and Marketing: Big data, micro targeting, social media, segmentation, branding;

• Politics and entertainment;

• Censorship and political systems;

• Politics and the media: from television to twitter, politics at your fingertips; the challenge of social networks to traditional journalism; the erosion of the boundary between factual objectivity and interpretive subjectivity;

• Politics and Nature: ecology as the paradigm of the 21st Century.

Abstracts should be sent to this email address . They must not exceed 500 words with a small Biographical note, and may be submitted in Portuguese or English. Conference proceedings will be published in e-book format. Participation and attendance is free. More information about the conference and the submission of proposals can be found at this address requested directly from the organizing committee here or .


Submission: until 1 July 2018

Notification of the decision: 30 July 2018

Submission of the final version of the paper (up to 10.000 words): 12 October 2018

University of Coimbra - Institute of Philosophical Studies

Organizing committee:

Constantino Pereira Martins

FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon / IEF - University of Coimbra / FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology

Pedro T. Magalhães

FCSH-NOVA University of Lisbon / IPRI – Portuguese Institute of International Relations

Advisory Committee: Diogo Pires Aurélio, José Bragança de Miranda, José Manuel Damásio, Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto, João Carlos Correia, Paula Espírito Santo, Joaquim Braga

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