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CFP: International Conference on Cross Cultural Encounters (Cairo, Egypt)

January 15, 2016

The organisers are pleased to invite you to participate to the “International Conference on Cross Cultural Encounters (ICCCE 2016)”. The conference will provide excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and experience of the student, researchers and also interested persons.

Historical and contemporary global migration involves a range of cross-cultural encounters, but how are these interactions discussed, debated, and defined? Identities are various: personal, national, religious, regional, racial, gender etc., and it is very difficult to determine which identity is affecting us most. Sometimes it can be one, and sometimes the other. The notion of identity is often ending up in stereotyping and othering of those who have different identities, and irrespective of the approach we take in identity studies we always end up with the same dilemma: why are identities and identifications so important? These and other issues will be a subject of our conference.

This three-days multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine past and present migrant encounters with other peoples in a diverse range of locations.
Papers from various disciplinary angles are welcome from both academics and other researchers across a variety of themes from any historical period or region.
The conference will take place in the period of 12-14 March, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt.

Themes may include but are not limited to (themes sorted alphabetically):
·        Coercion and exploitation
·         Comparative analyses of humanitarian responses
·         Comparative imagology and representations of the Other in literature, film, song and other media
·         Cultural identity
·         Cultures and Sub-cultures
·         Empire, contact and mobility
·         English-language translations of literature
·         Family, children, and migrant mobility
·         Fiction, film, or nonfictional texts in the study of cross-cultures
·         Gender identity
·         Gender, migration, and cross-cultural encounters
·         History and present of mass mobility
·         Human rights rhetoric
·         Identity and Critical theory
·         Identity and Identifications: theory and methodology
·         Identity and Memory
·         Identity and Nationalism
·         Influences on music, literature or popular culture
·         Issues of immigration and emigration
·         Labour, migration and cross-cultural encounters
·         Literary presentations of culture, politics or literature
·         Literature and Empowerment
·         Literature: Space for the Marginalized
·         Media and Identity
·         Metaphors of crisis and disaster
·         Migration, borders, and border securitization
·         Migration, health, and disability
·         Minorities and Literature
·         National and regional governmental responses
·         Nationality, citizenship, statelessness, documentation, and identity
·         Public Responses to human mobility
·         Race, ethnicity and citizenship
·         Role of imagery, media, social media of mobility and crisis
·         Role of NGOs and other non-state agents in migration management
·         Teaching Literature to the Underprivileged
·         The arts, literature and Identity
·         The Margin and the Canon
·         The Margin vs. the Mainstream
·         The Margin: Negotiating Spaces
·         The Margin: Spaces within Spaces
·         The Marginalized in Translation
·         Ties between literary and political relations in cross-cultures
·         Voices of the Marginalized
·         War, migration and cross-cultural contact

Submission could be in the form of :
1- Abstract (paper not exceeding 300-400 words)
2- Full papers: Prepare your manuscript (maximum 15 pages)
3- Film/Media (needs abstract submission)
Presentation Type: Paper, Abstract. The actual presentation should not exceed 20 minutes, but there is no word limit on the paper to be published.
Submission link : http://edas.info/N21773

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 January 2016


January 15, 2016
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Intercontinental Citystars Hotel Cairo
Omar Ibn El Khattab Street
Cairo, Egypt
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