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CFP - 20th Culture and Power International Conference

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New Typologies of (E/Im)Migration: Mobility and Transcultural Spaces
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8 – 10 October, 2015

The 20th Culture and Power International Conference seeks to bring together scholars interested in issues of migration and mobility, with particular emphasis on the new patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration that have emerged in the 21st century and their representation in literature, the media, and the visual arts. More than ever before, migration is nowadays one of the factors that most powerfully contributes to the configuration of our current transnational and transcultural contemporaneity. Transnational forms of migration have served to destabilise cultural barriers and frontiers, putting to the test the ways in which nations and national imaginaries have traditionally been constructed or defined. Migration has created transcultural spaces that challenge the idea of the nation-state and its borders, showing that national and cultural identities are unstable, metamorphic and in a constant state of transformation. Such transcultural spaces are often sites where relations of power are tested and contesed, where culture is productively transformed and where new hybrid and rhizomatic identities emerge. However, these processes have not always been perceived in positive terms, giving rise to ongoing debates surrounding national identity, citizenship, border regulations as well as individual and collective rights. Especially in a period of economic crisis such as the present, it is worth pondering the extent to which migrant regulation and policies are affecting or will affect current patterns and typologies of (e/im)migration.

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CFP - I Congreso de Sagas Fantásticas y Narración Transmediática

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CALL FOR PAPERS (1ª circular)
La Universidad de Murcia, en colaboración con la Red de Universidades Lectoras y el Campus de Excelencia Mare Nostrum, acogerá los días 23 y 24 de abril de 2015 el I Congreso de Sagas Fantásticas y Narración Transmediática, que constituirá un foro de intercambio científico con el fin de estudiar el fenómeno cultural global que supone el interés creciente por las diversas manifestaciones artísticas, culturales y sociales de la literatura fantástica. 

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CFP - Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

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Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni

This special issue of JLCDS will investigate issues of disability rights within the human rights agenda from the points of view and methodologies of cultural studies.

“Human Rights” has been one of the most influential concepts of the past three centuries and it is still an essential constituent of modern conceptions of State and society. With the 1948 UN Declaration, human rights has become an even more pervasive concept, shaping everyday interactions at all levels, changing the language and rhetoric of politics, permeating literary works, movies, arts and media.

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CFP - Cultural Studies of Extraction

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Cultural Studies of Extraction

A Special Issue for the journal Cultural Studies

Editors: Laura Junka-Aikio (University of Oulu, Finland) and Catalina Cortes-Severino (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)

The aim of this special issue of Cultural Studies is to encourage cultural approaches to the study of the myriad of conflicts, struggles and other phenomena that have risen in response to the ongoing intensification and expansion of extractivist industries and forms of exploitation. In addition to expanding the potential meanings of extractivism, we seek to bring analytical attention on the variety of popular responses that this extractive moment is generating globally. 

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Conference on contemporary music and audiovisual culture

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logoEn este marco,  y tras el éxito del I Congreso MUCA el II Congreso Internacional Música y Cultura Audiovisual MUCA, que tendrá lugar los días 22, 23 y 24 de enero de 2015 en la Universidad de Murcia, continuará teniendo como finalidad incentivar el intercambio y difusión de conocimientos entre profesionales e investigadores del universo audiovisual y sonoro mediante el análisis, la reflexión y la crítica de la música como cultura en las últimas décadas.

Damos la bienvenida a la presentación de propuestas individuales de comunicación en relación con los ejes temáticos propuestos para la discusión. La fecha límite de admisión de propuestas es el 1 de noviembre de 2014.