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CALL FOR PAPERS
25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEANISTS
EUROPE AND THE WORLD: MOBILITIES, VALUES & CITIZENSHIP
INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE, CHICAGO, ILL.
(Organized by the Council for European Studies, Columbia University, NYC)
MARCH 28-30, 2018
Re(crossing) Borders: Mobility and Migration in Contemporary Literature and Art
As we come closer to the beginning of the third decade of the twenty-first century, the lives of millions of people have been shaped by the experiences of mobility and migration. For the first time in human history, all continents are involved in the mass movements of people. This panel (symposium) attends to the critical moment with a specific focus on the emerging interactions between Europe and the world shaping new forms of literature and the arts, theories and criticism. An evolving, rich body of contemporary “mobile” and ex(tra)territorial literature and art seeks to explore and reflect on the new dialogic dynamics between and across cultures in Europe as well as throughout the world. Papers will engage in the following questions: How do patterns of mobility and migration affect cultural positionality and sensibility in these works? What are the key elements, thematic and aesthetic aspects of this new mobile literature and art? How do critical approaches, such as transnationalism and transculturality, cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitics, hybridity, and neonomadism, blur political borders and cultural edges and call for new social and political practices affecting societies at large? This symposium seeks to have three panels with three speakers each and a final roundtable with all participants focusing on the development of recent theoretical reflections on mobility and migration.Please send proposals to Gisela Brinker-Gabler, firstname.lastname@example.org and Nicole Shea, email@example.com, by October 8, 2017