Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon
9-10 May 2013
The tradition of English and American studies in Portugal has long been supported by the dynamics of academic associativism, in which APEAA’s peer network stands out, involving national and international institutions, and establishing continued interactions with research centres. At a time when political and cultural paradigms are on the verge of crisis and/or change, it is of the utmost importance to revisit the theoretical and pragmatic frameworks that sustain (and constrain) our research practices. Indeed the Humanities are currently facing challenges caused by the increasing encroachment of a utilitarian scientific discourse based on evidence and logics, at the cost of musing and creativity, as well as the menace of austerity politics that undervalue the investment in culture and memory. Thus, this conference, held in collaboration with ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), aims to provide a forum to discuss how Anglo-American scholarship, with its vocation for plurality and innovative interdisciplinary proposals, may progress. We also want to build strategies of cohesion among our peers in order to better disseminate our contribution to the interpretation and the fruition of meaning(s), valuing a plurality of cultural and aesthetic manifestations.
Because it is at the heart of the Humanities to find new ways of reading and alternative narratives, in the contemporary context we need to consolidate and explore paths to engage with the communities at local, national, and transnational levels.
300-words abstracts should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 2013
Notification on the acceptance of abstracts: 31March 2013
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