European Culture in a Changing World: Between Nationalism and Globalism
The eighth conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) 22-27 July 2002, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
The concept of world society arises the problems of alienation, i.e. the experience that opposes the processes of globalization and integration. The way of the analysis of the theme in question is twofold.
First, the workshop deals with the problem of positioning the Alien (the Other) in the literary and cinematographic narratives.
Second, the workshop focuses on the literature and art produced in the situation of alienation, i.e. exile, isolation, imprisonment etc. The term alienation in this case is interpreted broadly to encompass a variety of conditions and circumstances in which authors stand in complex relations to the community and the everyday world.
The goal of the workshop is, on one hand, to examine the structure of the Alien, i.e. a variety of the conceptual representation of the Alien in literary and cinematographic narratives. On the other hand, the research will examine the strategies of the author exploring the unique notion of alienation and a-strangeness.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at this workshop, please contact
the workshop chair.
Lyubov Bugaeva, Ph.D.
St.Petersburg State University
pr. M.Zhukova, 43/1 - 138,
St. Petersburg 198330, Russia
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