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The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’
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Euroacademia cordially invites you to The Third Euroacademia International Conference
Call for Panels and Papers
Deadline for Panel Proposals: 10 February 2014
The Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘Re-Inventing Eastern Europe’ aims to make a case and to provide alternative views on the dynamics, persistence and manifestations of practices of alterity making that take place in Europe and broadly in the mental mappings of the world. It offers an opportunity for scholars, activists and practitioners to identify, discuss, and debate the multiple dimensions in which specific narratives of alterity making towards Eastern Europe preserve their salience today in re-furbished and re-fashioned manners. The conference aims to look at the processes of alterity making as puzzles and to address the persistence of the East-West dichotomies.
Not a long time ago, in 2010, a British lady was considered bigoted by Gordon Brown upon asking ‘Where do all these Eastern Europeans come from?’. Maybe, despite her concern with the dangers of immigration for Britain, the lady was right in showing that such a question still awaits for answers in Europe. The ironic thing however is that a first answer to such a question would point to the fact that the Eastern Europeans come from the Western European imaginary. As Iver Neumann puts it, ‘regions are invented by political actors as a political programme, they are not simply waiting to be discovered’. And, as Larry Wolff skilfully showed, Eastern Europe is an invention emanated initially from the intellectual agendas of the elites of the Enlightenment that later found its peak of imaginary separation during the Cold War.
The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following orientative panels::
The Agenda of the Enlightenment: Inventing Eastern Europe ● Europe East and West: On the Persistence of the Division ● Reviewing Alternative Modernities: East and West ● Writing About the East in West ● Writing about the West in East ● The Eastern European ‘Other’ Inside the European Union ● Mental mappings on Eastern Europe ● People-ing the Eastern Europeans ● Geopolitical views on the East-West Division ● Post-colonial readings of Eastern Europe ● Making Borders to the East: Genealogies of Othering ● Inclusion/Exclusion Nexuses ● Myths and Misconceptions on Eastern Europe ● Core Europe/Non-Core Europe ● Central Europe vs. Eastern Europe ● Reading the Past: On Memory and Memorialization ● Eastern Europe and the Crises ● Assessing Convergence in Eastern Europe ● Explaining Divergence in Eastern Europe ● Central and Eastern Europe and the EU ● Scenarios for the Future of Eastern Europe ● Eastern Europe and asymmetries of Europeanization ● Axiological framings of Eastern Europe ● Eastern Europe in Western Literature ● Re-making Eastern Europe: Pushing the Easterness to the Next Border ● From the Ottoman Empire to Russia: Cultural Categories in the Making of Eastern Europe ● Go West! Migration from Eastern Europe and Experiences of ‘Othering’ ● Lifestyles and the Quotidian Peculiarities of the Invented East ● Visual Representation of Eastern Europe in Film: From Dracula to Barbarian Kings ● Guidebooks for the Savage Lands: Representations of Eastern Europe in Travel Guides ● Urban Landscapes in Eastern Europe ● Changing Politics and the Transformation of Cities ● Eastern Europe and Artistic Movements
Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted based on their proven quality. The submitted paper is expected to be in accordance with the lines provided in the submitted abstract.
Selected papers will be published in an electronic volume with ISBN after the confirmation of the authors and a double peer-review process based on an agreed publication schedule. All the papers selected for publication should be original and must not have been published elsewhere. All participants to the conference will receive a copy of the volume.
DEADLINE FOR 300 WORDS ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION IS 25TH OF FEBRUARY 2014
The 300 word abstracts and the affiliation details should be submitted in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
The abstract and details can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the conference specified in the subject line or through the on-line application form available at www.euroacademia.eu
We will acknowledge the receipt of your proposal and answer to all paper proposals submitted.
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