History of societies has shown how and how far the intellectual elite committed itself to, got involved in, the defence of righteous causes and universal values. Its avant-garde role and movement propels it to the forefront as a catalyst; thus, leading societies towards modernism and progress. Therefore, we felt good-naturedly inclined to organize a symposium to highlight the role of the intellectual elite in relation to the following topics:
- The intellectual elite and its role at the centre & at the periphery;
- The intellectual elite and the educational systems;
- The intellectual elite and the arts: cinema, theatre.
Abstracts and a short bio notice should be sent by 10 February 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our research team (Laboratoire de Langues, Littérature, Civilisation & Histoire en Afrique) offers full accommodation for 3 nights to all participants. Travel expenses will, however, be at the charge of participants.
A selection of papers will be published in the Africa & the West journal and in a volume of proceedings by the end of 2011.
Participants are kindly advised to check with the Algerian Embassy in the country of their residence whether they are required to have a visa to get to Algeria.
Dr Belkacem Belmekki
Faculty of Letters, LAnguages and Arts,
Department of Anglo-saxon Languages
University of Oran,
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