CLASH Conference - "Worlds colide – connections/divisions /dialogues between cultures"

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Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University

CLASH Conference (Cultural, Literary and Social Hybridity)

Postgraduate International Conference: "Worlds colide – connections/divisions /dialogues between cultures" 7th-8th December 2012.

The first decade of the twenty-first century, being already over, has proved stimulating for the development of cultural studies. Due to its growing popularity among researchers, this interdisciplinary project will investigate humanities through the perspective of current cultural theories. The conference also seeks to consider and promote the newest perspectives on literature and culture as well as it will try to find areas common for different cultures as reflected in their works or those which make a given society's experience exceptional.

We would like to invite all graduates, postgraduates and early career researchers from the realms of humanities and social sciences who would like to present their papers on the following topics:

~ New genres, trends in humanities and social sciences
~ New topics, areas of interest among young as well as more experienced writers, playwrights, poets and artists
~ New perspectives on the canons in a given society's literatures and cultures
~ Cross-cultural investigations
~ Unresolved conflicts
~ The overlapping of themes, genres and motifs
~ The merging of cultures or cultural clashes
~ The dialogues between different cultures and literatures
~ Negotiated truths in a historical context
~ The familiar and unfamiliar across cultures and literatures
~ Poignancy of political and social experiences across cultures and literatures
~ The reflection of society's exceptional experiences in literature and culture and their influence on the humanities

We invite 250-300 word abstracts for 20 minute presentations (Times New Roman 12). The deadline for abstracts is 31st July 2012. Please send them to the following address:
There is a possibility of post-conference publication of the selected papers.

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