ENGAGING BAUDRILLARD: An International Multi-Disciplinary Conference

Date: April 4 – 6, 2006
Venue: Swansea University, United Kingdom

Celebrating the establishment of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies we are pleased to announce the first international, multi-disciplinary conference on Baudrillard’s work to be held in the United Kingdom.

Confirmed Keynote speaker:
Professor Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds, UK

The following panels are already being organised:

Sociology – Professor Mike Gane, Loughborough University
Cultural Politics – Dr. John Armitage, Northumbria University
Cyberculture – Dr. Paul Taylor, University of Leeds
Media Studies – William Merrin, University of Wales, Swansea
Geography – Professor Marcus Doel, University of Wales, Swansea; Dr Richard
G. Smith, University of Leicester
Science Fiction Studies – Alan N. Shapiro, Independent scholar/editor of IJBS
Photography and the Arts – Dr. Alan Cholodenko, University of Sydney
Literature/Literary Theory – Dr. Steve Vine, University of Wales, Swansea
Cultural Studies – Dr. Gerry Coulter, Bishops University, Canada
Pedagogy – Dr. Gerry Coulter, Bishops University, Canada
200 word abstracts for any of the panels listed in the call for papers should be sent to W.Merrin@Swan.ac.uk by 30th September 2005. Volunteers to organise a panel and suggestions for other viable panels are also welcomed.

These pages will be updated regularly as the conference approaches to include more information on keynote speakers, panel organisers and sessions and information on the conference timetable and on bookings, travel and accommodation.