Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk
An international, Interdisciplinary Conference
Cardiff University, UK
Thursday 2–Friday 3 July 2009
Prof. Imre Szemán (McMaster University, Canada)
Dr Charlie Gere (Lancaster University, UK)
What are the cultural implications of living under conditions of global, manufactured risk?
From volatile and densely interconnected financial markets to nuclear proliferation; from unsustainable consumption of natural resources to pollution of the ecosphere; and from computer viruses to bioweaponry, the past century has witnessed the emergence of an array of phenomena that pose a threat of planetary upheaval. This conference will explore how writers, artists, filmmakers, dramatists, philosophers, and critical and cultural theorists have responded to the prospect and reality of global crisis.
Please see the conference web site for full-length CFP: http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/globalrisk
Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers to the organizer, Dr Paul Crosthwaite, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 22 December 2008. Proposals for three-person panels are also welcome; please send a brief description of the panel along with abstracts for the individual papers.
Dr Paul Crosthwaite
Lecturer in English Literature
School of English, Communication, and Philosophy
Cardiff CF10 3EU
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