Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners (4/1/2017)
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its fifth international conference, to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The conference theme is “Making Strangers: Outsiders, Aliens and Foreigners.”
The recent refugee crisis in Europe and the growing political fallout in western democracies of widespread anti-immigrant sentiment have put the issue of otherness on the front burner as a cultural, political, social, human, and existential drama. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Albert Camus’ famous novel, The Stranger, this conference will examine the reality and representations of strangers, outsiders, aliens and foreigners across all academic disciplines and in particular the humanities and the social sciences. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, outsiders, aliens, foreigners, travelers, bohemians, exiles, nomads
Representations of foreigners in literature, cinema, television, social media, political speech
Marketing fear of foreigners and the rise of nationalism and xenophobia
Politics of immigration, state law, international law
Ethical depictions of strangers in world religions
Melting pot, assimilation, segregation, exclusion, Apartheid
Social and economic impact of immigration in host countries
Experience and concept of strangeness
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017
The following submissions in MS Word are required: (a) Name; (b) Affiliation (if any) as you would like it to appear in the conference program; (c) Title of the proposal; (d) Body of the proposal/abstract, which should not exceed 300 words;(e) Brief bio (job title or status if any, publications, etc.); (f) Contact information: e-mail, work (or home) address and phone number.
Please send your proposal to Abbes Maazaoui, at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before January 31, 2017.
All submissions are subject to double-blind review. Authors will be notified of the status of their proposals on an ongoing basis (3-4 weeks after submission).
A revised version of selected papers will be considered for publication in the fifth issue of the refereed Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). For more information, see http://www.lincoln.edu/humanitiesconference/
Note: Lincoln University is a not-for-profit organization and cannot assist with conference travel and expenses