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International Conference (Re)constructing Latinity: National and Transnational Identities of Romance Cultures. Nov. 21-23, 2013
full name / name of organization:
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
CALL FOR PAPERS
Venue. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Date. 21-23 November 2013
Rationale. It is well known that Neo-Latin or Romance cultures form a transnational community built on a linguistic basis. A significant question, though, is to what an extent this community remains a mere taxonomic designator or rather it configures a real identity, based on a number of factors such as: cultural, artistic, institutional or even the social, geopolitical and technological ones. If the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century witnesses the resurrection of numerous Pan-Latin identity projects, in the second half of the last century Latinity seemed to articulate itself rather in the form of identity (sub)communities like Francophonie or Hispanismo. Our conference aims to explore a possible reconstruction of the contemporary concept of Latinity, which further generates new perspectives of research and action policies in the field of Romance studies. Therefore, priority will be given to proposals whose approach is not limited to a single Romance culture and/or to those who intend to study the Latinity from an inter- or transdisciplinary perspective.
Topics. The conference will address the following issues:
Areas. The conference will cover the following areas:
Proposals: Paper proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 October 2013 and they should not exceed 1000 words.
Languages of the conference: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Conference fee: 50 EUR. The conference fee will cover only the attendance costs. Participants should individually cover transportation and accommodation expenses.
Publication: Selections of the conference papers will be included in a special issue of the journal “Transilvania” (SCOPUS-indexed) and in a proceedings volume published at an internationally recognized publishing house.