Call for paper
Multimedial Representations of the Other and the Construction of Reality: East-Central Europe, 1945 – 1980
The Fourth International Conference on Visual Representations of the Other
2 – 5 December 2015, Sofia,
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – BAS
Organizers: Dagnosław Demski (Warsaw), Ildikó Sz. Kristóf (Budapest), Anelia Kasabova, Evgenia Troeva-Grigorova, Petko Hristov, Violeta Periklieva, Ivaylo Markov (Sofia)
Cultural representations of alterity have not lost their significance in today’s world and the former conferences devoted to this subject reinforce this conviction. These representations, first and foremost, depend on the historical period they are born in (“Images of the Other in Ethnic Caricatures”, Warsaw 2010), on the culture and context of their origin (“Competing Eyes. Visual Encounters with Alterity”, Budapest 2013), on the political climate and war-related context (“War Matters: Contested Images in Eastern Europe 1930s to 1950s”, Tartu 2014), and on the medium through which they are realised. This is the focal point of the fourth conference in this series, posing a question as to what possibilities are offered by the notion of multimediality in the studies on visual representations of the Other. We would like to discuss images of the Other, focusing on the decades after World War II the 1940s, the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s.
Please submit a proposal that contains your full name, institutional and disciplinary affiliation with a very brief academic CV, the title of your paper and an abstract of 200-250 words outlining your basic research methods and sources.
Deadline for submission of paper title and CV: May 10, 2015.
Deadline for submission of paper abstract: July 30, 2015.
Authors will be informed about the acceptance/rejection of their submissions by September 15, 2015.
The language of the conference is English.
Registration fee: 80 EUR
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