CFP: [International] Multiculturalisms and the Arts

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Pirjo Ahokas
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School of Art Studies, University of Turku, Finland
August29-30, 2008

The concept of multiculturalism has acquired many different (even
opposite) meanings in diverse contexts since its inception in the wake of
the social movements of the 1960s. Multifarious concepts of
multiculturalism are reflected, reproduced, questioned or contested in
literature, music, the visual arts, and the media. The purpose of this
conference is to analyze different forms of multiculturalisms and their
representations. Workshop presentations will also address
multiculturalisms in the Nordic countries. Confirmed plenary speakers:
Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University), Jocelyne Guilbault (University
of California, Berkeley), David Leiwei Li (University of Oregon), and
Maria Roth-Lauret (Sussex University).
Possible paper topics for twenty-minute presentations include (but are
not limited to) the following: representations of multiculturalisms,
multiculturalisms in the arts, multiculturalisms and the media, gender,
sexuality and multiculturalisms, aesthetics, genre and multiculturalisms,
multiculturalisms in the Nordic countries.
Abstracts in English of no more than 250 words should be received by the
Conference Secretary, Outi Hakola ( by May 15, 2008.
Acceptance messages will be sent by the end of May 2008.
The conference is being organized by the School of Arts (Art History,
Comparative Literature, Finnish Literature, Media Studies, Musicology and
Women's Studies) at the University of Turku, the International Institute
for Popular Culture at the University of Turku, and the Department of
Musicology, Ã…bo Akademi University.

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