Tag Archives: November 2014

Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Masterclass

The Ottoman Cosmopolitanism Network will be organising a free half-day masterclass on the topic of transmedial/transcultural Ottoman memories for postgraduate students and early career researchers led by theorist of postmemory, Professor Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University) and archivist/creator of aka Kurdistan, Susan Meiselas (Magnum photographer) on 29 November 2014 at Birkbeck College, London.

The masterclass will focus on the ways in which transcultural memories becomes crucially translated across various media, including trans-modal forms, e.g. in combination with websites and books, films and exhibitions. The class will also explore the nature of disputed memories and representations of particular attachments to land and place in spite of histories of trauma and exile.

There are only 25 positions available and applications are encouraged from any field of discipline and do not need to be practice-based. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014.

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22nd Annual China EALA Conference, Taiwan

The 22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China will be held on 1 November 2014 at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. This year’s theme is ‘Literature and Emotions’.

The official languages of the conference are English and Chinese. Interested scholars are invited to submit a 300-word abstract and a brief CV. Deadline for abstracts is 31 May 2014.

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Cultural Studies Conference in Skopje: ‘Popular Culture: Reading from Below’

Organised by the Institute of Macedonian Literature and the Cultural Studies in Literature at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, the conference entitled the ‘Popular Culture: Reading From Below’ is dedicated to the fifty years jubilee of the establishment of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham

Organisers of the conference, which will take place between 3-4 November 2014, state that ‘this conference is not proposed as a remembrance of the history of the discipline or as a discussion on its research results, but rather the anniversary is just a cause of continuous interdisciplinary research of some of the topics they set off. Above all it is aimed at various theoretical and applicative articulations of the contemporary cultural context, both locally and globally.‘ Deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2014.

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