DEADLINE EXTENTION 27 MAY:

Urban Politics: HDR Master Class with Andy Merrifield
(Writer, social theorist and urban geographer)


Deakin University’s Faculty of Arts and Education warmly welcomes Postgraduate students to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in a free Master Class with Andy Merrifield. This Master Class is a unique opportunity to briefly discuss your own work and develop synergies with other students in a supportive and generative group setting. You will have the opportunity to present your work and get valuable feedback from an internationally acclaimed urban social theorist. This will be followed by a discussion of key readings. ​

Date: Friday 10th June 2016 

Time: 9.30 am – 2 pm 

Location: Burwood Corporate Centre, Deakin University, Melbourne 

RSVP with EOI: 13 May 2016 to dlkelly@deakin.edu.au and michele.lobo@deakin.edu.au

Andy Merrifield is an independent scholar, writer, social theorist and urban geographer. He has written many articles, essays and reviews in both scholarly and popular publications and is the author of numerous books, including most recently Magical Marxism (Pluto, 2011), John Berger (Reaktion, 2012), The Politics of the Encounter (University of Georgia Press, 2013), and The New Urban Question (Pluto, 2014). His latest work, The Amateur, is forthcoming next year with Verso. Merrifield is a contributing editor of Adbusters.

Expression of Interest Information
If you would like to participate in this Master Class, please provide the following details to David Kelly and Michele Lobo by 27 May 2016:

  • Name
  • Title of Research Project
  • Institutional affiliation and Position
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Research outline (200 words): Please provide a brief outline of your research project and how it resonates with the themes of the Master Class

 

Program
9.30-10.00: Registration and coffee

10.00-11.20: Welcome and brief introductions, students introduce themselves and their research (5 min presentations) briefly and informally

11.20-12.00: Informal talk/discussion/response by Andy Merrifield

12.00-12.30: Lunch - Students are responsible for their own lunch – there are many options on campus.

12.30 -2.00pm: Discussion of readings

 

 

Essential Reading:
• Merrifield, A. (2014). Whither Urban Studies. The New Urban Question. London, Pluto Press: 1-10.
• Merrifield, A. (2015). The Shadow Citizenry. Eurozine. Online.
http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2015-07-24-merrifield-en.html
• Merrifield, A. (2015). Intervention – “Towards a Metaphilosophy of the Urban” AntipodeFoundation.org. Online.
https://antipodefoundation.org/2015/12/04/towards-a-metaphilosophy-of-the-urban/

Strongly Encouraged Reading:
• Wachsmuth, D., & Brenner, N. (2014). Introduction to Henri Lefebvre's" Dissolving City, Planetary Metamorphosis". Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(2), 199.
• Davidson, M., & Iveson, K. (2015). Recovering the politics of the city: From the ‘post-political city ’to a ‘method of equality ’for critical urban geography. Progress in Human Geography, 39(5), 543-559.
• Shaw, K. (2015) The intelligent woman's guide to the urban question, City, 19(6), 781-800
Presentation: A brief presentation (5 minutes maximum) on your own work
Participation: Participation is free and involves engaging and exploring ideas in open discussions

 

 

David Kelly | PhD Candidate

Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
Faculty of Arts & Education

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Deakin University

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