CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

full name / name of organization: 
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale
University of Bologna, Italy.

The group Colporteurs is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on June, 10th, 2010 at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Via Cartoleria, 5 - Sala Convegni) in Bologna University, Italy.
The chosen subject has been inspired from the recent rise of interest that urban realities stir up in different fields of cultural investigation; the main objective of the conference is to build comparisons between a variety of methodologies which can be traced back to a single, wide concept.
The New York metropolis can be studied under many points of view, due to its tentacular as well as multicultural nature.

Possible fields of study include (but are not limited to):
- comparative literature;
- theory of literature;
- critique;
- literature and the arts (cinema, art, theatre);
- cultural studies;
- geocritique and studies on geographic field.

We invite all present and former PhD. Students in Arts and Humanities to join us in the discussion; it is mandatory though to treat the topic in a comparative way.

The proposal can be written purposely for this conference, and can be linked to the personal research; we also welcome speeches shaped on an already written or published work.
Priority will be given to originality, comparative-oriented (intra/inter-semiotic) papers, and to the order of arrival of the abstracts.

Ideally, interventions must not go beyond 15-20 minutes, but their length of time depends on the number of proposals received and accepted.
Interested participants can submit abstracts before May, 2nd 2010 at the following e-mail address: colporteurs2010@gmail.com Abstracts must not exceed 500 words or 2000 characters.

Being a student group, we cannot cover travel/accommodation expenses.

For further information please visit our website: http://www.colportage.org/