[globaloutlookDH-l] Cultural Literacy in Europe - CFP deadline 31 Aug

Arianna Ciula ariannaciula at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 08:03:29 MDT 2014

Dear all,

This is a remainder that the deadline for the call for papers for the first
conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) is open
until the 31st of August.

See strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics.

Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations
and disseminate the announcement widely. A number of bursaries is also
available (see details below).


Dr Arianna Ciula

Research Facilitator

Department of Humanities

University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PH

arianna.ciula at roehampton.ac.uk  | www.roehampton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 5763
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Cultural Literacy in Europe

First International Conference – London, 16-18 April 2015

Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 August 2014
Registration will open on 1 July 2014

This international conference will bring together academics interested in
the development of Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) in Europe and
beyond, as well as policymakers at European and national level. The
language of the Conference will be English.

First set up in 2007 by the European Science Foundation Standing Committee
for the Humanities,Cultural Literacy in Europe ran as an ESF-COST synergy
2009-2012 including international interdisciplinary workshops in four areas
of LCS research – Cultural memory, Migration & Translation, Electronic
textuality and Biopolitics, biosociality and the body. The initial two
outcomes were an ESF-COST Science Policy Briefing (
no 48), published in January 2013, and a volume,From Literature to Cultural
coedited by Naomi Segal and Daniela Koleva, published by Palgrave Macmillan
in July 2014.

No longer restricted to studying manuscripts, printed books or other
language based genres in a philological mode, LCS researchers are now
concerned rather with four essential conceptual elements, using them to
describe, analyse and evaluate what may broadly be called the symbolic
dimension of humanity’s relationship with material reality: textuality,
rhetoricity, fictionality, and historicity. These concepts both represent
crucial structures and processes at work in cultural objects and at the
same time offer key techniques for understanding them. Working often
together or in comparative engagement, they indicate ways in which all
knowledge, all social activity, can be read.


The Steering Committee of the 2015 Conference invites proposals for
individual papers and project presentations.

*** Submission Topics ***

Proposals should refer to one or more of the following areas:

Current developments and issues in LCS research in any of the four fields:

- Cultural memory;
- Migration & Translation;
- Digital textuality;
- Biopolitics, biosociality and the body.

- How LCS already relates to the social and cultural challenges of
21st-century Europe;
- How LCS can continue to do so in the future.

See also additional ideas for topics:

*** Submission Types ***

Individual papers — These are academic papers. They will be grouped into
parallel sessions: each paper will be 15 minutes long followed by
questions. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including
Project presentations — These are presentations of projects which are
successful examples of LCS research with impact on social and cultural
They will be presented in a plenary panel: each presentation will be 10
minutes followed by discussion. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words
(1000 including bibliography).

*** Submission Procedure ***

Proposals must be submitted by 31 August 2014 on-line (
https://www.conftool.net/cleurope-2015/). Your abstract must not exceed 750
words (1000 including bibliography).

*** Bursaries ***

A number of Early-Career Bursaries, worth £245 [€300] each, to offset
conference expenses, are available, closing date also on 31 August 2014. To
be eligible, applicants must have obtained PhD no more than 8 years ago and
with successful viva completed by the time of the conference. You do not
need to be giving a paper/project presentation at the conference to be
considered for a bursary. See details on how to apply:

*Cultural Literacy in Europe* is endorsed by several partners: ESF, which
has funded the project since its inception, the Birkbeck Institute for the
Humanities, hosting the first conference, as well as the Academia Europaea,
ALLEA, COST, EADH, ECHIC, ICLA, Sofia University, University of Roehampton
and Warwick University’s Connecting Cultures Research Priority Programme.
If your institution wants to become a partner, please contact us.

Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee:

Dr Arianna Ciula, University of Roehampton (UK)
Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, European Science Foundation (FR)
Dr Daniela Koleva, University of Sofia (BG)
Dr Loredana Polezzi, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof Naomi Segal, Birckbeck (UK)

Please send queries using the contact form: http://cleurope.eu/contact/
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