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CMCI PhD Conference 2017

 

Cultural Resilience/ Resilient Cultures: the art of resistance in changing worlds

In recent times the world has experienced fundamental changes of society on a global scale: political isolationism, regional conflicts, and the displacement of refugees. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, culture has a role to play in reflection, diversification, debate, and reconciliation. Culture and cultural industries can, and should, act as a platform for discussion, analysis and critique of societal shifts. Through this interdisciplinary conference we seek to address questions of resistance and resilience through the lens of culture, media and creative industries. We invite speakers to consider examples of cultural resilience, the instrumentality of culture for resistance or mediation, and the diversity of perspectives that can be used to frame debate. Papers are welcomed in line with the following topics, but are not limited to these:

  • Cultural and creative resilience – past, present and future
  • Media intertextuality – globalized resistance
  • Mediatisation of protest
  • The art of protesting: cultural and creative modes of activism
  • Cultural perspectives on power
  • Cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations in periods of change
  • Cultural politics in identities: gender, ethnicity, diaspora, migration and transnationalism
  • Creative industries in periods of change
  • Instrumental uses of culture
  • Inequality and marginalised communities
  • Remembering and forgetting: resistance through memory and commemoration

Please send a 300-word abstract, along with your name, e-mail address, academic affiliation (and department) and short bio to

cmci-conference@kcl.ac.uk

The deadline for submissions is Friday 24th March 2017.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr. Oli Mould (https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/oli-mould(55e43fac-f61e-488a-8017-35b221e6426b)/publications.html); others TBA

 

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