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Call for Papers: "Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences"

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International Conference
“Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”
May 26th – 28th 2016
Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15 February 2016
Notifications of acceptance: 1 March 2016
Deadline for submitting full papers: 1 October 2016

Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade, Serbia and the Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies, Skopje, Macedonia, organizes International Conference “Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences”.

 

From the organisers:

Confronted with an urgent need for historical, political and societal acculturation of our times, this conference aims at re-questioning and inquiring the notion of culture itself. After the Second World War, the notion of culture emerged as a space to be contested, re-evaluated and diverged from universalistic and general claims to fixed identity, nationalistic and ethnocentric politics and deterministic uses and abuses in the socio-political, epistemological and artistic realms. Academic field of Cultural Studies has been developed during the second half of 20th Century, as an interdisciplinary field combining various approaches, from Humanities to Sciences – reflecting on dominant cultural knowledge and practices, as well as the effects of counter-cultural movements and initiatives on contemporary globalized and technologically mediated societies.
Our aim is to probe the subversive tendencies within and without the mainstream cultures, and to engage in the re-evaluation of cultural practices, cultural politics and cultural discourses that are reshaping our understanding of:
○ history and past;
○ identities, territories and borders;
○ the practices of inclusion and/or exclusion;
○ the constructions of space and place (cultural topography).

We wish to address the ways in which cultural aesthetics challenge inequalities organized around race, class, gender, and sexuality and to re-thinking the relations between politics and culture, hegemony and resistance, historical imagination and notions of utopian, anti-utopian, dystopian phantasms of community.
As such, we invite contributors to critically re-examine culture not only as a fixed “concept” but as transformative “process”, and to illuminate the micro-narratives that legitimate alternative, less visible, almost absent cultural practices, instead of grand narrative schemes we are all embedded in, especially in terms of constructions of the “epoch”, “generation”, and all forms of “belonging” and “becoming”.

As well as traditional academic style presentations, we also welcome creative submissions across all genres and forms, from independent scholars, cultural workers and artists.

More details on the conference and info on how to apply here.

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