- Szczecin, Poland
- Start Date
- 21—23 Sep 2011
- Meeting URL
- Meeting Description
- Who is «Us» and Who is «Them» after 9/11 – Reflections on Language, Culture and Literature in Times of Ideological Clashes
- Call Deadline
Guidelines for submissions
Is the international community heading towards a Second Cold War? Will growing xenophobia in Europe not only put an end to the visions of a multi-/transcultural society, but also finally harm or even do away with the democratic traditions of European cultures? Are «emergencies» created and for what ends? What do we learn from the previous ideological clashes and global conflicts?
To what extent does literature respond to the new challenges? Are there any innovative approaches?
Can we already discover discourses of fear, hate, anger or their binary opposites? How are the notions of «freedom», «terror» or «identity» culturally/linguistically defined?
Can English as a lingua franca help to communicate a more tolerant picture of the «Other»? Or does it simply cover up cultural differences? Why does language policy matter in building a better future?
- 200-300 words
- Deadline for abstract submission
- end of February 2011
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