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2016 Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory

The nineteenth international conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory will be held in collaboration with the Department of English, Doon University, Dehradun from the 18th to the 21st of December 2016 at Doon University. The theme of the Conference is: “Materialities: Objects, Matter, Things.”

The keynote speakers for the event include Bill Brown, the Karla Scherer Distinguished Professor in American Culture, English Language and Literature, Visual Arts, and Deputy Provost for the Arts, University of Chicago. He is also Director, The Object Cultures Project, Chicago Centre for Contemporary Theory and the Coeditor of Critical Inquiry.

Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and a founding editor of Public Culture. He is a Senior Advisor to the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda.

Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is also Affiliated Faculty of English; Resource Faculty of Cinema and Media Studies and Comparative Literature; and holds a Courtesy Appointment in the Law School and Faculty Fellow at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (2004– present).

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