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Topos 3 - 2015 CFP

University of Pannonia, Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sciences,

CALL FOR PAPERS

ICONIC PLACES: ELSEWHERE

March 26-28, 2015

English and American Studies Institute,

Regional Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (VEAB): English Studies Committee

The English and Hungarian bilingual conference brings together scholars, researchers, graduate students, and PhD students dedicated to the study of space in the arts,

humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for the third time. The conferences of 2012 and 2013 focused on the city and iconic places; in 2015 we wish to concentrate on the concept and experience of elswhere(ness). Voyages of discovery, wars of conquest, peregrination, journeymen’s wandering, or the Grand Tour, among others, all show that experience gained elsewhere is accorded a definitive significance in multifaceted ways in western culture. The primary aim of the conference is to poblematize the concept and experience of elsewhere(ness) across various disciplines.

Possible topics (in literature, linguistics, history, communication, education, geography, social sciences, tourism, landscape architecture, human geography, or any other disciplines):

- Experiencing the elsewhere, and its role in self-reflection

- Processes of metaphorization and transfer: from here to there

- Emigration, migration, diaspora, identity

- Galactic journeys: science fiction

- Meeting with other cultures, culture shock.

Participants will have 20 minutes to present their papers.

Please submit the abstract of your paper (300 words) and a short biography (100 words) with your name and affiliation in the form on our website at until February 15, 2015.

Registration fee: 7,000 Ft. Selected papers of the conference will appear in the peer-reviewed Topos – Bilingual Journal of Space and Humanities.


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