CFP: [Cultural-Historical] The Individual and the Mass

full name / name of organization: 
Nicola Rehling
contact email: 
rehling@enl.auth.gr

THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE MASS

The School of English of Aristotle University, Greece, in cooperation
with the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE), invites
scholars to submit proposals for the 7th International HASE
conference “The Individual and the Mass” to be held in Thessaloniki from
30th May to 1st June 2008.

This conference aims to address the cultural and linguistic implications
of individual and group or mass identity, past and present, and to
stimulate discussion on changing social bonds in the global environment
of late modernity.

Participants are invited to consider the following possible areas:
â–º Individual and social subjectivities
â–º Topographies of the private and the public
â–º Mass media(tions) in culture
â–º Group psychology
â–º Changing social bonds
â–º The role of religion in global re-alignments
â–º Cosmopolitanism and nationalism
â–º Homogeneity, heterogeneity, hegemony
â–º The individual and the group in language learning

PLENARY SPEAKERS

MOIRA GATENS
The University of Sydney

ARTHUR KROKER
The University of Victoria

ERNESTO LACLAU
The University of Essex

MANDY MERCK
Royal Holloway, The University of London

STEVE REICHER
The University of St. Andrew’s

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Interested participants should submit abstracts for 20-minute papers of
300-350 words either by airmail or email. The new deadline for abstract
submission is 5 February, 2008.

Selected papers will be published in a volume dedicated to the theme of
the conference

Abstracts should be sent to:

Ruth Parkin-Gounelas
Department of English
Aristotle University
541 24 Thessaloniki
Greece
Email: gounelas_at_lit.auth.gr

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches