APR 14

The Street and the City - Awakenings


Conference CFP




  14 Apr 2016 through 15 Apr 2016

CFP Deadline:

  21 Mar 2016


  Lisbon, Estoril, Portugal

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Sponsoring organization:

  University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies


  Arts & Humanities > Languages/Literature

Event description:

Throughout the centuries cities have expanded intensely resulting in numerous challenges to their features and distinctiveness. A whole new sense of community has developed and the urban space can now be seen both as legacy and future heritage. The trends and challenges that cities encompass pose a new awareness for researchers, the way they are represented, felt, interpreted, all promote different visions of the space we all (once) inhabit(ed). The Street and The City is the first of a series of multidisciplinary conferences with special emphasis on the city and the life that has evolved around it throughout more than three hundred years. English studies play a vital role in this conference both from the cultural and the geographical points of view. The First International Conference The Street and the City - AWAKENINGS will take place at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, and Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies on the 14th and 15th April 2016. The organisation of this scientific meeting was born from the will to promote an interdisciplinary debate within the English studies and is intended to be a productive space to disseminate the most recent academic researches alongside the cultural and social studies with a special emphasis on the period between the 18th and the 21st century. While encouraging an international scientific debate, the Conference will provide an opportunity of interchange between researchers regarding urban spaces, its representations and cultural dynamics. Of special interest to this conference are presentations which scrutinise the potential of the streets and the cities as space, i.e., the circulation of people, their commercial trades and businesses, the street and its hub and the different perspectives that can be offered from different areas of studies. Assuming that the potential of space and time which cities comprise mostly definitely acts as an enabler for multidisciplinary dialogue, the aim of this series of conferences is to bring together a truly interdisciplinary group of scholars from literature, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, the social sciences and other related disciplines. As such, topics and themes of interest include, but are not restricted to, the following: 1. Cities and Visual Culture 2. Moving Elements in the City 3. Tourism and the City 4. Gendered Urban Spaces 5. Urban Cultural Heritage 6. Trends in the Streets 7. Commercial Trades in the Cities 8. Senses and the Streets 9. Mobility in the City and Urban Flows 10. Cities and Hospitality 11. (Collective) Memories in the City 12. Utopian Cities 13. Urban Art 14. Literature and the City 15. Cinema and the City 16. Moments of the City We welcome suggestions for papers, pre-organised panels and roundtables (20 minutes per speaker) by 21st March 2016 submitted on the conference webpage: www.thestreetandthecityul.wordpress.com

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13 March 2016
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