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>Subject: CFP: Borders and Borderlands (6/10/05; 9/26/05-1/10/05)
>DURRELL SCHOOL OF CORFU
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>SEMINAR: ëBORDERS AND BORDERLANDSí
>CORFU and EPIRUS, 26 September ñ 1 October 2005
>The Durrell School of Corfu Autumn seminar on ëBorders and Borderlandsí will
>take place from Monday 26 September to Saturday 1 October 2005 in two
>locations: the DSC Library and study center in Corfu, and the village of Lia
>in mainland Epirus (north-west Greece, the native village of Nicholas Gage,
>author of Eleni). The seminar will focus on the nature of borders both
>conceptually and concretely, through the topics of psychology, religion,
>creative arts (literature, film, painting), history and politics. The role
>and status of borders in the Balkans will be a special subject for
>discussion, in the light of ongoing tensions in and about Kosovo and
>Borders are spatial, conceptual, spiritual and psychological and shape the
>dynamics of identity, community, and governance. Territorial borders are
>receiving renewed attention in this era of transnational mobility and
>globalised cultures. As a construction of history, psychology, law and
>politics, borders are often represented in symbolic form as transitions and
>rites of passage.
>The creation and defence of borders, for example in defining the
>nation-state, involve both inclusion and exclusion, invasion and
>enlargement, and pose questions about political, cultural and personal
>identity. Knowledge, power, anomie and xenophobia are intimately associated
>with these processes.
>Arrival at a border raises issues such as cultural negotiation, and
>confrontation with otherness.
>The crossing of borders affects meaning, perception of landscape and sense
>Translation involves the crossing of linguistic boundaries as meaning leaves
>the homeland of one language and enters that of another.
>This seminar offers an opportunity to explore how borders, borderlands,
>shifting borders and border-crossing are used in narrative works, social
>theory and empirical research to understand the relationships between time,
>space and knowledge, self-development and political institutions.
>The seminar will explore the subject under five major headings: concepts,
>psychology, religion and the supernatural, creative arts, and specific
>examples of border locations.
>- nation-state as a symbolic space
>- cultural identity
>- north-south relations
>- east-west relations
>- the European Union as a supranational space
>- multinational corporations
>- the harem
>- transit camps and refugees
>- tradition versus modernity
>- borders of the self:
>Religion and the supernatural:
>- heaven and earth
>- the after-life (the living and the dead)
>- dreams and the waking life
>- the conscious and unconscious
>- the veil
>- romantic fiction (e.g. Anthony Hope (Prisoner of Zenda), Dornford Yates
>(the ëRichard Chandosí novels);
>- modern Greek novels (e.g. Yiorgos Yatromanolakis, Sotiris Dimitriou)
>- ëthe writer at the frontierí
>- ëtravel writingí or ëforeign residence writingí
>- Film: e.g. The Others, The Sixth Sense, Passport to Pimlico,
>Specific examples of geographical/physical borders:
>- the Irish border as a cultural divide
>- the Berlin Wall
>- the expansion of Greece's borders
>- the 'Iron Curtain'
>- the 'Forbidden City' (Beijing)
>The DSC invites submission of proposals for short papers (no more than 30
>minutes) on any aspect of the subject. The format of the seminar will
>facilitate detailed discussion of each paper with members of the Schoolís
>faculty, and will therefore permit no more than 4 papers each day. Full
>texts of presentations must be received at the DSC by 1 September 2005 in
>electronic format in order to facilitate circulation to all participants.
>Monday 26 September: in DSC library and study centre in Corfu
>Tuesday 27 September: transfer to Lia (Epirus)
>Wednesday 28 September: Lia
>Thursday 29 September: field class to the monasteries of Meteora
>Friday 30 September: Lia, and transfer to Corfu
>Saturday 1 October: conclusion, in Corfu
>A selection of papers and the discussion they inspire will be published by
>the DSC as part of its Proceedings.
>In absentia presentations are not acceptable.
>Proposals should be received at the DSC by e-mail before 10 June 2005,
>consisting of not more than 2 double-spaced typed pages
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>The registration fee for the seminar will be 300 euros for participants (to
>include costs of field classes and transfers Corfu-Lia-Corfu) and 350 euros
>for those who wish to attend and take part in the discussions, but who do
>not wish to present papers.
>The Durrell School of Corfu will not be responsible for any costs associated
>with accommodation. Intending participants should consult the DSC website
>(www.durrell-school-corfu.org) for details of accommodation available in
>Corfu. Accommodation in Lia (at participantsí own expense) will be in local
>hostels, reserved for participants by the DSC.
>3-5 Humanities Centre
>Dept. of English & Film Studies
>University of Alberta
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