2nd International Conference on CPE – 25 and 26 August 2016 @GSoE University of Bristol

This is a reminder about the approaching abstract submission deadline for the Second International Conference on Cultural Political Economy (CPE)which will be held on 25 and 26 August 2016 in Bristol, UK.

This year’s theme is Putting Culture in its Place in Political Economy

The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social FuturesGraduate School of Education, University of Bristol.

It builds on the highly successful event held at the University of Lancaster in 2015 hosted by Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum in partnership with Lancaster’s Cultural Political Economy Research Centre (CPERC). The conference is an important part of the ongoing development of a theoretical and empirical engagement with Cultural Political Economy.

Keynote Speakers:

Roger Dale, Professor of Education, University of Bristol. Civilisational analysis and cultural political economy: points of contact and open questions. (Thursday 25th August, 9:30am)

Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney. Southern theory: A conversation about knowledge.  (Friday 26th August, 10:45am)

Key dates for your diary:


– abstract submission deadline: 29 April 2016 (new extended deadline: 27 May) 
– notification of abstract acceptance: 27 May 2016 (for late submissions: 17 June)
– registration opens: 27 May 2016
– registration closes: 27 July 2016
– full paper submission (of selected abstracts): 27 July 2016
– conference: 25-26 August 2016


Call for Papers

The organizers welcome proposals for papers and panels on the following, illustrative topics (other themes are also welcome):

  • What does it mean to be critical?
  • Cultural turns in different fields of inquiry
  • Critical Discourse Analysis and Political Economy
  • Critical cultural political economy
  • Marx, Gramsci and Foucault
  • Intersectionalism and Political Economy
  • Social Relations, Everyday Life and Subjectivities
  • State, Governance and Governmentality
  • Reimagining civil society
  • Rethinking civilizational paradigms
  • Aesthetics and performance of political economy
  • Spatial imaginaries, geoeconomics and geopolitics
  • Spatialities and temporalities of borders and migration
  • Neoliberalism and crisis dynamics
  • Global capitalism, crises and imagined recoveries
  • Globalization of production, commerce and finance
  • Finance, austerity and debt
  • Work, employment, body and embodiment
  • Competition, competitiveness and resilience
  • Globalization, education and societies
  • Sustainability and green capitalism
  • Inequalities of wealth and income
  • Subalternity, social movements and resistance

To submit an abstract, please email us at: cpe-2016@bristol.ac.uk

For more information, visit the conference website: cpe2016.com