Call for Papers: Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood
25-27 September 2019
Deadline for Applications: 10 January 2019
The UCD Humanities Institute, University College Dublin is hosting an international conference in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on “Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Integration, Community, and Co-Habitation”. Transnational neighbourhoods are frequently depicted as the ‘other’ and – as Gillian Jein notes – a ‘deviant terrain’. The current political debate is highly polarised, binary and often dominated by quantitative arguments concerning the number of refugees, and the social, economic and political impact of their integration. Against this backdrop, the conference seeks to shift focus by exploring transcultural encounters in the urban neighbourhood. The organisers posit that the urban neighbourhood is a social microcosm that allows for a more nuanced discussion of transculturality as lived practice. They invite papers from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including urban geography, urban planning, architecture, memory studies, film studies, visual and performance arts, contemporary literary studies, cultural studies, sociology, practice-based research and linguistics.
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