Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice

The Politics of Culture

A workshop on 'The Politics of Culture' will be held at the University of Nottingham on 14 June, supported by the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ).

The keynote speaker is Judith Newman, Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Papers are invited for a one-day workshop aimed at exploring the interconnectivity of culture and politics. Cultural output over the centuries has come to both influence and be influenced by politics and social issues. Literature, art, music, film and television, graphic novels, and even more recent phenomena such as web series and internet channels have come to play a significant role in our understanding of the political zeitgeist. With this influence in mind, interested participants are invited to send in proposals for any of the following:

  • 20-minute postgraduate papers or presentations
  • 20-minute staff papers or presentations
  • 10-minute creative or think pieces (to be followed by discussions)
  • 10-minute undergraduate essays, papers or presentations

Send your proposal of no more than 500 words as a Word document or PDF file to elena.colombo@nottingham.ac.uk, ibtisam.ahmed@nottingham.ac.uk and robyn.muir@nottingham.ac.uk.

Please include your name, paper/presentation/piece title, course, year of study (if applicable), department, university and contact details in your proposal. We are unable to provide any travel or accommodation bursaries, but there will be food and refreshments available on the day. Details regarding dietary requirements, travel and accommodation recommendations will be sent to successful applicants.

The deadline for all proposals is 12 noon on Friday 24 March 2017. All proposals will be responded to, with successful applicants being informed of the decision by 7 April 2017.

The organisers are working to put together a publication on the basis of the workshop. Please contact them for further details if you are interested.

Please register for the event via Eventbrite.

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017

Venue: A4, Law and Social Sciences building, University Park, Nottingham

Call for papers (PDF)

Map and directions




School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8135