The Lost Subject

PG Conference May 2013

Tuesday 14th May 2013

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

‘The Lost Subject’ is the Second Annual Postgraduate Conference hosted by the School of Humanities, University of Dundee.  It aims to discuss the diverse applications and conceptions of the term ‘The Lost Subject’, in both academic and creative terms.  The ‘Lost Subject’ is arguably why one’s research or practice is original or involves lost material, yet this conference also welcomes discussion of material that is ‘lost’ in the process of shaping one’s work and might lead to other avenues of enquiry or practice.  Other approaches may include, but are not limited to:

  • Topics, objects or media which have been overlooked or undervalued in academic study
  • Reclaiming individuality; engaging with determinist narratives
  • Re-balancing the value of Humanities relative to STEM subjects
  • The problems of Macro-Analytic approaches to social issues
  • Methodological problems of diagnostic in the social sciences
  • Engaging with minoritarian authors, artists or forms

Proposals that address any configuration of ‘The Lost Subject’ are welcomed from all disciplines and periods.  Proposals should be 300 words long, for papers and poster sessions lasting 20 minutes, with the option for masters students to speak for only 10 minutes if they wish.  For more information, please contact

The deadline for proposals is 22nd April 2013.