CFP: ‚Minority‘ Cultures and Travel

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015

In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)
Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas

This interdisciplinary conference interrogates the concept of ‚minority‘ culture through the prism of travel and travel writing. In this context, the complex and often controversial notion of ‚minority‘ might be defined as linguistic, cultural, ethnic or geopolitical.

The conference theme emerges from work undertaken as part of the AHRC-funded project ‚European Travellers to Wales: 1750-2010‘ and seeks to broaden the scope of the project to encompass encounters involving so-called ‚minority‘ cultures from across the globe. The topic has particular currency in the light of events unfolding in Scotland and Catalonia, where cultural identities are being renegotiated in relation to the hegemonic hierarchy of power, as well as those in Ukraine where competing minority identities continue to struggle for cultural recognition against a backdrop of oppression and political disenfranchisement. […] [Weiterlesen und alle Informationen]

Proposals of 300 words for papers of 20 minutes in length.
Deadline: 31 October 2014. Proposals for individual papers or for ready-formed panels of three speakers with a chair are welcome. Papers may be delivered in English or Welsh.

(Gefunden auf JISCMail – Comparative Literature)

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