20 June 2013

SYMPOSIUM: Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Inter-Cultural Dialogues, 3rd International Symposium
26th to 28th August 2013
Angers, France


This project explores the diverse ways in which notions of culture and cultural interactions have impacted, at global and local levels, ongoing constructions of identity, society and politics, as well as frameworks of knowledge, ideology and truth.

Enquiries: acc@alternative-academia.net
Web address:
http://www.alternative-academia.net/ocs-2.3.5/index.php/angers2013/ICD-3/schedConf/cfp
Sponsored by: International Network for Alternative Academia 


[The symposium website has much more, noting that

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the diverse ways in which notions of culture and cultural interactions have impacted, at global and local levels, ongoing constructions of identity, society and politics, as well as frameworks of knowledge, ideology and truth.

It has become a common place to speak about globalization as a process that has made the world smaller and more interconnected. But beneath such claims multiple processes remain analytically undefined and critically unexplored. We are interested in assessing how ideas of culture and cultural interactions shape identity, membership, place, rootedness and belonging while simultaneously encouraging misunderstanding, tension and conflict, estrangement, isolation and alienation. In particular, the project will investigate world transformations that have structured cultural flows, given rise to new forms of hybridity, increased nomadic lives and encouraged the proliferation of transitory and transversal interconnections.

We invite colleagues from all disciplines and professions interested in exploring and explaining these issues in a collective, deliberative and dialogical environment to send presentation proposals that address these general questions or the following themes:

1. Contemporary Reconfigurations of Culture: Who Cares?
2. Cultural Boundaries, Peoples and Places: Why Bother?
3. Identities and Inter-Subjectivities: What Difference?
4. Cultural Formations: Who Knows?
5. Politicizing Culture: What Matters?
6. Art and Cultural Representations: Why Pretend?

7. Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Who’s Watching?]

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