Cultural Literacy in Europe. Second Biennial Conference
Cultural Literacy in Europe. Second Biennial Conference — Warsaw, 10-12 May 2017
CLE 2017 is dedicated to the issue of motion, which is crucial for the contemporary human condition. The concept of motion captures the state of affairs in Europe today, where seemingly rock-solid arrangements, like the shapes of borders, are being nullified and apparently irreversible processes, like European integration, are turned around and dismantled. It marks our spatial relations, as is clearly visible in the challenges of migration, experiences of social and professional mobility, social movements or tourism. Mobility also has a temporal aspect, which is visible in the processual and performative character of identity, memory or history. The other key term, emotion, aims to contextualize this movement and localize it in human affectivity – feelings, motives and perceptions. Texts and other kinds of representations, the body in movement, forging personal links, living with memories – all these bring motion and emotion together. We believe that the notion of cultural literacy will help us read and comprehend these diverse, changeable phenomena.
In your proposal, you may wish refer to one or more of the following areas:
How are ways of remembering and forgetting linked to mobility? Is cultural memory changing in the light of new forms of mobility?
How does affect theory help us understand contemporary migration and its cultural representations?
Migration and translation – how do either or both of these activities divide or unite national and linguistic groups?
How are creative representations refreshed in a newly mobile world? What limits or empowers the representation of mobile lives?
Is the contemporary body changing beyond recognition, into new forms of enhanced mobility – or depleted reality?
How do mobile, ever-changing and fluid digital texts of news feeds, blogs, social media sites or artistic creations reshape our engagement with culture and identity-building processes?
Do theoretical notions rooted in the experience of movement (e.g. travelling concepts, hospitality, centre and periphery) help us understand non-theoretical issues?
Individual academic papers: These must be 20 minutes long and will be grouped into parallel sessions: 3 papers followed by questions.
Poster presentations: These are presentations of projects which are successful examples of Literary-and-Cultural Studies research, relevant to the conference topic. They will be presented in a plenary panel as lightning talks (3 minutes per project), followed by a poster session.
Proposals must be submitted by 31 October on-line (check: http://cleurope.eu/CLE2017 for details)
Your abstract must include a title & must not exceed 500 words (including bibliography if relevant). Please also supply a short bio (100 words).
All submissions will be administered through ConfTool. You will need to create a free account in order to file a submission and upload the abstract.
All queries should be addressed to: CLE2017@ibl.waw.pl
Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality / CLE Biennial Conference 2019
The first biennial "Cultural Literacy in Europe Conference" took place in London in April 2015; the second in Warsaw in 2017. We are now pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the third Biennial Conference, to be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) in May 2019.
THE 1ST BIAŁYSTOK CONFERENCE ON THEORETICAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS
In recent years linguistic conferences organized by the Białystok circle of neophilologists have established a strong tradition in terms of providing a forum for the exchange of views on the nature of language. It all started almost fifteen years ago, in 2002. The main aim of the conferences was to provide a meeting ground for a wide range of scholars: linguists, literary scholars, foreign language teaching methodologists, to mention but a few groups of researchers participating in the events. The conferences explored the relationship between language, culture, and social interaction. They were often organized in co-operation with French language scholars.
Gesture and Speech in Interaction / The 5th GESPIN Conference
Scope and contributions The scope of the conference includes but is not limited to the following topics:
Comics in Culture/Culture in Comics
The aim of the conference is to present a wide array of perspectives of different forms of comics and their role in culture. Comics, as a unique combination of literature and visual arts, spanning from child entertainment, through popculture, to independent artistic expression, are a great source of interdisciplinary research. This is why we welcome entries on variety of topics exploring the relations between them and culture.