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>From:         P O'Dochartaigh <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CfP: Royal Irish Academy Modern Languages Symposium 2005
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>
>Academy Committee for Modern Language, Literary and
>Cultural Studies
>
>THIRTY-FIRST RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
>in
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>University College Cork
>Friday and Saturday, 11 & 12 November, 2005
>
>"The Cause of Cosmopolitanism in Europe and Beyond"
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>Cosmopolitanism is an ancient idea that has often been contested but 
>which continues to be a central reference point in how we reach an 
>understanding of and shape values in a globalized world. The 
>conference will focus on a number of core problems. What are the 
>grounds, the causes, of the cosmopolitan and how are they 
>transmitted through culture? How does cosmopolitanism come to be a 
>cultural and political cause? How does cosmopolitanism come to be 
>linked with wisdom? Is this an enduring link? How does 
>cosmopolitanism operate as a global factor in the creation of 
>culture? Is cosmopolitanism simply the expression of an 
>international cultural elite? Does cosmopolitanism sustain the 
>search for universals? What is the scope and significance of world 
>literature, of world cinema, today?
>Possible topics for the call for papers include:
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism and universals
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism in Europe
>Ģ	globalization and the cosmopolitan
>Ģ	is cosmopolitanism a grand rcit?
>Ģ	the global and the local
>Ģ	the historicity of cosmopolitanism
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism and difference
>Ģ	world literature and world cinema
>Ģ	case studies: fiction and documentaries
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism contested
>Ģ	transnational identities and communities
>Ģ	the cosmopolitan metropolis
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism, travel, and frontier
>Ģ	cosmopolitan and multicultural citizenship
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism and languages in multicultural Europe
>Ģ	the contrasting experiences of the home and the world
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism and the Constitution for Europe
>Ģ	cosmopolitanism, migration and human rights
>
>Papers should be twenty minutes in length to allow for ten minutes 
>of discussion. Abstracts (of 300 words maximum) should be sent no 
>later than 27 May 2005 to:
>
>Professor Patrick ODonovan
>Department of French
>University College Cork
>Cork
>Ireland
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>or
>Dott. Laura Rascaroli
>Department of Italian
>University College Cork
>Cork
>Ireland
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>www.ria.ie/committees/modlang/
>
>
>
>
>Dr Pl  Dochartaigh
>Senior Lecturer and Head of German, University of Ulster;
>Chair, Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Languages, Literary 
>and Cultural Studies.
>
>Address:
>School of Languages and Literature
>University of Ulster
>Coleraine
>BT52 1SA
>N. Ireland
>
>Tel: +44 28 7032 4548
>Fax: +44 28 7032 4962
>
>Web Pages:
>www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/lanlit/german/
>www.ria.ie/committees/modlang/index.html

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