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Some Important Deadlines

We are pleased to see the first submissions for this year’s Bergamo Conference and would like to remind you of some important deadlines.

August 19th: Submission Deadline

September 1st: Early Bird Rate for conference registration ends

October 1st: Regular Rate for conference registration, room and meal reservations ends

We would also like to remind you that rooms fill up very quickly at the Bergamo Conference Center.  If you would like to stay onsite, please make those reservations very soon.

The Bergamo Leadership Group is pleased announce jan jagodzinski, Ph.D as our second keynote speaker.  Dr. jagodzinski is a professor at the University of Alberta, Canada, Department of Secondary Education and his talk is entitled, “The Arts at the End of the World: The Challenge of Non-representational Thought for Education – Between the Nonhuman and Inhuman.”

jan teaches visual art and media education and curricular issues as they relate to postmodern concerns of gender politics, cultural studies, and media (film and television). He is a founding member of the Caucus on Social Theory in Art Education (NAEA), past editor of The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (JSTE), past president of SIG Media, Culture and Curriculum, Editorial Board Member for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (PCS) Advisory Board for Journal of Lacanian Studies (JLS), Review Board for Studies in Art Education (SAE), Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT), Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education (JCRAE), Visual Culture & Gender and 9 other journals; Co-series editor with Mark Bracher, book series Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, Transformation (Palgrave Press). Book credits: The Anamorphic I/i (1996 (Duval House Publishing Inc, 1996); Postmodern Dilemmas: Outrageous Essays in Art&Art Education (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); Pun(k) Deconstruction: Experifigural Writings in Art&Art Education (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997); Editor of Pedagogical Desire: Transference, Seduction and the Question of Ethics (Bergin & Garvey, 2002); Youth Fantasies: The Perverse Landscape of the Media (Palgrave, 2004); Musical Fantasies: A Lacanian Approach (Palgrave, 2005); Television and Youth: Televised Paranoia, Palgrave, 2008); The Deconstruction of the Oral Eye: Art and Its Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism (Palgrave, 2010), Misreading Postmodern Antigone: Marco Bellocchio’s Devil in the Flesh (Diavolo in Corpo) (Intellect Books, 2011) and Psychoanalyzing Cinema: A Productive Encounter of Lacan, Deleuze, and Zizek (Palgrave, 2012); Arts Based Research: A Critique and Proposal (with Jason Wallin) (Sense, 2013). jagodzinski, jan ed. (2015, contracted and projected). The Precarious Future of Education (Palgrave, 2016 contracted and projected).); jagodzinski, jan ed. What is Art Education? After Deleuze and Guattari (Palgrave, (2016 contracted and projected).

Calling all Graduate Students!

Did you know that there is a Bergamo Graduate Student Council? Well, we are welcoming new members for the 2015 Bergamo Conference slated to take place October 15th-17th in Dayton, Ohio. Council members have the opportunity to join the social or roundtable subcommittees to orient and engage our student membership. Yet, all council members should be prepared to commit a few hours during the conference to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Specifically, we ask members to take shifts at the registration and book sales tables, have an active social media presence for the conference, and assist with AV/tech set up for workshops, plenaries, and social hours. Please complete the following profile if you are interested:


The Bergamo Graduate Student Council

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposal submissions.  You can also register for the conference, book rooms, and reserve meals.

Please click here to submit proposals.

Please click here to register.

The Bergamo Leadership Group is pleased to announce our first keynote: Dr. Patrick Slattery. The title of his talk will be “Toward Proleptic Experience in Arts-Based Educational Research and Practice”

Dr. Patrick Slattery is Professor and Regents Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University where he teaches courses in Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Social Foundations of Education, and Arts-Based Research. His books include: Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era (Third Edition, Routledge, 2013); the co-authored text with Dana Rapp Ethics and the Foundations of Education: Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World (Allyn and Bacon, 2003); the co-authored text Understanding Curriculum (Peter Lang Publishers, 1995); and the co-authored text Contextualizing Teaching (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000). He is also an artist, lecturer, and activist for social justice issues in organizations such as the Lesbian and Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (LGRL), Queer Studies SIG of AERA, Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in his hometown of Austin, Texas. The central theme of his work is the promotion of a just, compassionate, and ecologically sustainable global culture through holistic and reconceptualized approaches to curriculum, constructive postmodern understandings of education, queer studies in gender and sexuality, and Process philosophical visions of creativity and change. In his research he contends that spiritual, ethical, and social transformation is intimately linked to visual culture, public pedagogy, and aesthetics, and that wisdom can emerge in the artistic process.

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