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CfP: Situations Annual Conference 2020 (2020-05-01)

Between Asia and Europe: Whither Comparative Cultural Studies?
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia 21-22 May, 2020

We encourage submissions that take a comparative approach to the study of texts from Asia and Europe

Possible topics include:

  • Art cinema then and now
  • Political philosophy East and West
  • Patterns of migration flow in and between Europe and Asia
  • Asian values and European traditions
  • Mysticism and spirituality in a global age
  • The reception of Westernphilosophy and literature in Asia
  • Religious violence and terrorism
  • Ethnic strife in Europe and Asia
  • The legacies of communism at the end of neoliberalism
  • Climate disruption across the continents
  • Trade routes: from theSilk Road to the Belt and Road project
  • The literatures and cultures of Eurasia
  • The legacies of theSecond World War: the Axis Powers and Asia
  • Land and sea: the changing geopoliticallandscape
  • Ruins and monuments:the persistence of antiquity
  • PanAsianism and the project of European unity
  • Nationalism and populism inEurope and Asia
  • The future of cultural and national identities
  • Espionage and culture
  • Tourist writing

Early inquiries with 200-word abstracts are appreciated, although the deadline for a 4,000-word proposal, which includes a 100-word bio statement and a 150-word abstract, is May 1 2020. All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor of Situations, Terence Murphy, at tmurphy@yonsei.ac.kr and cc’d to the Managing Editor Rhee Suk Koo at skrhee@yonsei.ac.kr.

Each invited participant is expected to turn his or her initial presentation into a finished 6,000-word paper for possible inclusion in a future issue of the SCOPUS- indexed journal, Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context (http://situations.yonsei.ac.kr). Accommodation for each invited speaker will be provided.

Contact Email: tmurphy@yonsei.ac.kr
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