CALL.30.07.2017: (Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance - London (England)
The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to announce the cross-disciplinary student-led conference "(Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance", which will be hosted by The London School of Economics on 28 November 2017 (10am – 5pm). The Keynote Speaker will be Dr Alexander Samson, Reader in Early Modern Studies at University College London.
We live in a time in which global mobility is one of the central themes of several political agendas. It is subject to contestation, resistance and attempts of redefinition, in debates that are often shaped around the narrative of ʻidentities under threatʼ. Building on the ‘mobility turn’ theorised by sociologist John Urry (2007), Stephen Greenblatt, in his manifesto on Cultural Mobility (2009), began to explore the ‘tension between individual agency and structural constraintʼ, in both the present and the past.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 30/07/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 28/11/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The London School of Economics (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Alasdair Cameron; Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin ; Giuliano Danieli ; Sara De Martin ; Jacob Fairless Nicholson ; Ada Fama ; Teresa Franco ; Paolo Gattavari ; James Rakoczi ; Daniela Zanini.
This cross-disciplinary conference aims to investigate the dynamics of mobility and immobility in relation to structures of power. How does (or did) power regulate the mobility and immobility of people, objects and ideas across time and space? Inversely, in which ways have matters of movement resisted and altered injunctions placed upon individuals, groups and/or objects by those in power? What effects do such dialectics of movement have in reshaping the cultural and social realms?
We invite PhD students and early career researchers from any department within the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences to contribute with 20-minute papers that address, but are not necessarily limited to, the following issues:
(Im)mobility and construction of social and cultural identities
(Im)mobility, law and freedom
Translation, language mobility and power
Bodily (im)mobilities and disability
Maps, travelogues and postcolonialism
Movements of people in urban and rural environments
Hidden or concealed mobilities of people, objects, ideas
Mobility of academics and intellectuals
Digital technologies, social media, flow of information and politics
Artistic, literary and musical interpretations of mobility-power dynamics
To submit a paper, please send a presentation title and an abstract of approximately 300 words, along with your CV and contact details, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 July 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2017.
Some small bursaries (up to the amount of £100) are available for presenting attendees travelling from outside of London. Please note that these are intended for travel only. To apply for a bursary, please include in your submission a detailed estimation of your travel expenses.