What: international conference – The Politics of Space and the Humanities, organized by the Dept. of American Literature of the School of English and the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

Deadline: May 1st, 2017

When/where: Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. 15-17 december 2017.


“The latest socio-cultural and political developments on both sides of the Atlantic have again placed space at the center of attention of current scholarship in the Humanities. The relation between places, people, and geographies as caused by immigration, migration and refugee flows, demographic changes, war tensions and conflicts, environmental disasters, urban expansion, and mapping technologies has always been dynamic. Nowadays, finding ourselves in the midst of change, we need to reconsider the politicized nature of space, its impact on individuals and the shaping of identity in a number of contexts within Anglophone literary and artistic production that open up the Humanities to numerous other disciplines and spatial interactions.”

Proposals for both panels and talks can relate to (and not only):

  • Literary geographies
  • Imagined spaces
  • Performing space
  • Photographic, cinematic, visual and typographic representations of space
  • Geopolitics
  • Space and Globalization
  • Space and surveillance
  • Urban mappings and ethnicity
  • Architextural spaces
  • Media and environment
  • RPG games
  • Space-narrative-gaming

How to apply: Send abstracts (250 words) with short bio and contact infos at  trapatz@enl.auth.gr (Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou); detsi@enl.auth.gr (Dr. Zoe Detsi). Please format the submission as follows: – Name – Affiliation (if any) – Email address – Title of Abstract or Panel Proposal. Every info here.


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