International Conference "Youth and/in Literature & Society" (Lisbon, 9-11 July, 2014)

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CETAPS and CESNOVA, New University of Lisbon

Call for Papers

International Conference "Youth and/in Literature & Society"

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon

Lisbon (Portugal)
9-11 July 2014
Venue: FCSH/NOVA (New University of Lisbon)

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESNOVA) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Youth in/and Literature & Society, in Lisbon (9-11 July 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

We will privilege comparative and transdisciplinary approaches. Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:

Child/Adolescence/Youth Studies

Childhood, adolescence and youth portrayed in literature and in art

From the Odyssey to the Grand Tour and post-modern Bildungsroman and cinema: youth and travel writing

Literary representations of informal and formal Education

Planning and evaluating youth work

Self-portraits of the Self as a young person

Scientific narratives about youth

Social, cultural, technological and economical youth fashions, practices and problems

Urban and rural youth (sub)cultures

Voluntary work in the European context

Working with and for young people

Young writers and artists

Youth and:
(auto)biographical writing
ethnic minorities
human rights
language (slang, jargon(s), texting)
marketing and publicity
new technologies
social networks

Youth work in Europe and its contemporary challenges:

Youth work in the Anglophone and Lusophone worlds (comparative approaches)

Youth in colonial and post-colonial societies

Youth in/and Social Sciences

Youth in History/History of Youth

Papers and panels on the above themes are invited. However, papers/panels on other subjects related to the above topics will also be considered. Participants will be held to a twenty minute presentation limit.
Please submit an abstract or a full paper (MLA style) and a bio note, by January 30, 2014, to:

Rogério Miguel Puga

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To insure prompt notification, please include your e-mail address on your submission. If you are willing to chair a session, please note this at the top of your abstract.

Advisory Committee

Agnès Levecot (Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris 3, France)

Ana Matos (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Carles Feixa (University of Lleida, Spain)

Carlos Ceia (New University of Lisbon)

Claire Williams (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

David Brookshaw (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Dulce Maria Scott (Anderson University, USA)

Fátima Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal)

Giovanni Levi (Ca' Foscari University, Italy)

Helena Helve (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Irene Maria F. Blayer (Brock University, Canada)

Ivo Costa Santos (National Youth Council, Portugal)

João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Jordi Nofre Mateo (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Luís Baptista (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Luísa Flora (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Lynne Crank (Integrated Youth Services, London borough of Newham, United Kingdom)

Maria Manuel Vieira (ICS/Permanent Youth Observatory, Portugal)

Maria Zulmira Castanheira (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Maurice Devlin (Centre for Youth Research and Development/National University of Ireland, Ireland)

Maurizio Merico (University of Salerno, Italy)

Miguel Chaves (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Mirjana Ule (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Ola Stafseng (University of Oslo, Norway)

Ricardo Campos (Open University, Portugal)

Rogério Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Sarah MacDonald (Kent State University, USA)

Siyka Kovacheva (Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Spencer De Li (University of Macau, Macau)

Tiago de Luca (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS/Permanent Youth Observatory, Portugal)