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Publié le jeudi 20 février 2014 par Rémi Boivin

Résumé

The Mediterranean Sea is a milieu in which it is possible to observe, through an interdisciplinary lens, the undertaking of elements defining an idea which conflicts with its immediate sensitive aspect; an idea that arises from life situations and the imaginary world of every man. Nevertheless, it remains a context in which is possible to observe the presence and the constant use of historical symbols, patterns and models of those people inhabiting its shores, as embedded in both the artistic and material production, as well as in the literary one.

Annonce

Argument

The Mediterranean Sea is a milieu in which it is possible to observe, through an interdisciplinary lens, the undertaking of elements defining an idea which conflicts with its immediate sensitive aspect; an idea that arises from life situations and the imaginary world of every man. Nevertheless, it remains a context in which is possible to observe the presence and the constant use of historical symbols, patterns and models of those people inhabiting its shores, as embedded in both the artistic and material production, as well as in the literary one.

The Mediterranean Sea could be investigated as a real geographical and historical referee, that has generated, and continues to generate symbols; but it can be also interpreted as the metaphor and allegory of the “encounters and clashes” between near and distant people. There are symbols and models by which is possible to perceive and understand convergences and contacts, and disclose common identities, even when considering specific differences of the people.

The theme of this interdisciplinary conference will focus on these issues:

  • The symbols (signs, gestures, objects, animals, persons) capable of bringing to mind meanings deeply interconnected with the development of each of Mediterranean society.
  • The importance of tangible and intangible models serving as examples to reproduce and imitate the evidence that have marked and conditioned the life of the Mediterranean people from a political, religious, economic, and social viewpoints.

Submission guidelines

This call of papers is for MedWorlds- 6th International conference of Mediterranean Worlds, University of Calabria (Rende – Cosenza- Italy), September 9-11, 2014.

We welcome the submission of 250-word abstracts for twenty-minute papers that broadly address the above themes, and that may address, but not be limited by, the following topics:

  • Symbols and models disclosing common identities.
  • Symbolical landmarks
  • Symbols of the State and Political Power as institutional models
  • Religious symbols
  • Settlements patterns and historical-economic models
  • Natural elements (living beings typical of the Mediterranean area bearing a symbolic value)
  • Literary production as often recording the centrality of the Mediterranean as a complex and contradictory allegory.
  • Redefining Mediterranean boundaries as precarious and mobile limits, but also as bridges between lands and shores
  • The metaphor of the Mediterranean and the dialectic between the hegemonic power of the centers and the potential destabilizing peripheries.


Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should include at least 3 descriptive keywords, the presenter's name, email address, organization, and mailing address. The languages of the conference will be English and Italian.

Please send your abstract submissions to: m.salerno@unical.it ; luca.zavagno@gmail.com

Deadline: Abstract must be submitted by 15 March 2014.

Advisory Board

  •     Dr. Mariarosaria Salerno, University of Calabria
  •     Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittelbach, Universität Bern
  •     Dr. Özlem Caykent, 29 Mayis University, Istanbul
  •     Dr. Luca Zavagno, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta
  •     Dr. Sharon Kinoshita, University of California Santa Cruz
  •     Dr. Brian A. Catlos, University of Colorado at Boulder
  •     Dr. Mark Aloisio, University of Malta

Organizing Commitee

University of Calabria, Department of Humanities: Chair Prof. Raffaele Perrelli;

  •     Dr. Mariarosaria Salerno
  •     Prof. Giuseppe Roma
  •     Prof. Margherita Ganeri

Partners

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University; 29 Mayis University, Istanbul; Department of Humanities, University of Calabria; The Mediterranean Seminar; Research Centre of Trans-Mediterranean Studies -Institut für Kunstgeschichte, University of Bern; University of Malta.

Lieux

  • University of Calabria
    Cosenza, Italie

Dates

  • samedi 15 mars 2014

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • Mediterranean, Symbols, Models

Contacts

  • Mariarosaria Salerno
    courriel : m [dot] salerno [at] unical [dot] it
  • Luca Zavagno
    courriel : luca [dot] zavagno [at] gmail [dot] com

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Mariarosaria Salerno
    courriel : m [dot] salerno [at] unical [dot] it

Pour citer cette annonce

« Symbols and Models of the Mediterranean », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 20 février 2014, http://calenda.org/277051