"Whose reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics"

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Student-TROPOS Association (Michigan State University)
contact email: 

Under the current political climate, reality is a territory in constant epistemological dispute. The notion itself is frequently addressed throughout different disciplines, such as Literature, Cinema, as well as Physics and Cybernetics, revealing a questioning of power and its representations. Who determines what is real? How do we, as scholars, engage with reality(ies) through our work? How does Academia manage this category of knowledge?

The TROPOS organizing committee welcomes submissions for papers or organized panels in English, French, and Spanish that explore possible answers to these and other questions as represented in cultural production of the Romance World. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Identities, Representation(s), and Mass Media / (Neo)Colonialism and the Question of the Self / Global Communication Systems / Reality and Intersectionality / Documentary, Archives, and Memory / Perspective and Reality / Virtual Reality and Identity / Trauma and Reality / National Identities and Historical Discourse


Submit a 250-word abstract, name, affiliation, and complete contact information to gsatropo@msu.edu by March 30th, 2018