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Fifth PARSE biennial research conference and journal issue 15

Proposal deadline: April 17

The breadth of love in all of its meanings and manifestations will be examined during the fifth PARSE biennial research conference, which will be held from November 15–17, 2023 at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will engage with modes of artistic production, literary practices, and scholarship with a focus on love as enchantment, as an entangled power in politics, as friendship, as eros, as intimacy, as queer potentiality, and as disaffection. It will explore love’s transformational potential as expressed in wider cultural contexts from its occidental institutionalization. Although the economics of labor, learning collectives, humanitarianism, ecosophy, and ecosexuality have been transformed by the powers of love, the sediments of historical, contextual, institutional, and discursive forms still exist within the powers of love. Although universalizing narratives of the intersubjective, immanence, communal harmony, and mastery of the earth may appear to suggest an all-encompassing narcissism, love is unquestionably essential for human and planetary life.

Artistic practices that explore the powers of love and its potential for enchantment and disaffection are welcome as contributions to PARSE. The submission deadline is April 17, 2023. To submit, click here. Visit the website for additional details.

PARSE Journal issue 15: Violence: Materiality available online September 15. Editors: Jessica Hemmings and Ole Lützow-Holm. Contributors include Khabat Abas; African Fashion Research Institute Collective of heeten bhagat, Siviwe James, Lesiba Mabitsela, Erica de Greef, Russel Hlongwane; Paulo Luís Almeida, Mário Bismarck and Sílvia Simões; Catherine Dormor; Niamh Fahy; Carolina Rito; Monica Neiman Sotomayor; Natalia Vásquez; Jennifer Walshe. ViolenceAesthetics, Violence: Environment, Violence: Embodiment and State Violence as Practice forthcoming throughout autumn 2022.

PARSE Journal issue 14: Krabstadt Education Center: Conflated Places available now online here. Editors: Ewa Einhorn, Jeuno JE Kim and Karolin Meunier⁠. Contributors include Stephan Dillemuth; Melissa Gordon; Henriette Heise; Seewon Hyun; Gahee Park; Linda Paxling; Sille Storihle and a conversation with Gudskul, Jatiwangi Art Factory, KUNCI’s School of Improper Education, Jakarta Biennale and Krabstadt Education Center.⁠

The Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden is home to PARSE, an international platform for publishing creative research and holding biannual conferences. Its goal is to engage scholars from various disciplines in conversation about interdisciplinary creative practices through common inquiry.

University of Gothenburg
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Box 141
SE-40530 Gothenburg
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