CFP: Critical Finance Studies conference

12 03 2013

The fifth Critical Finance Studies conference will be held at Stockholm University School of Business from August 14–16. This year we are again looking for contributions to our ongoing collaborative research project that seeks to engage finance in critically creative ways. Although critical attention is regularly devoted to finance, it generally takes the form of a call for transparency, or the systemic repair and restructuring of a paradigm in need of a shift. While finance is clearly a societal domain ridden with crisis, our sense of critique embraces the possibility of risky confrontations with the external powers that drive finance, as well as with internal, ethical combats that impact on the critic’s own situation within academic discourses on finance. We are, therefore, calling for contributions that take into account the relationship of the critic to finance and to discourses on finance, including received values, moral codes, authoritarian knowledge, political correctness, academic manners, common sense, good will, opinion and implicit presuppositions. We also invite papers that approach finance through avenues that have been underexplored such as theology, philosophy, art, music, film, new media and television, to give just a few examples.

Authors interested in publishing a paper in a special edition of the journal Critical Perspectives on Accounting entitled Critical Finance Studies will have the opportunity to do so. Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to Thomas Bay ( and Joyce Goggin ( no later than 1 May 2013. Further info here.