University of Westminster Migrations and Identities Interdisciplinary Research Group: ‘Metropolis in Flux: Contemporary Cultura

Jun 19 2009 - 9:00am
Jun 19 2009 - 6:00pm
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Call for Papers:

University of Westminster Migrations and Identities Interdisciplinary Research Group: ‘Metropolis in Flux: Contemporary Cultural Migrations in London’

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore how migrations and their representations have shaped London in the past decade, with a particular interest in ‘… links between questions of residence, mobility, communication and cultural consumption in the construction of identities.’ (David Morley, Home Territories, 2000)

When: Friday 19th June 2009
Where: University of Westminster, The Pavilion, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1
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The conference seeks to throw light on questions and practices of cultural communication and exchange in the metropolis, particularly with the 2012 Olympics on the horizon. Moreover, it is intended to introduce and develop a comparative dimension with other cities and communities that have experienced migrations and their impact.

Suggested panels include:

- The role of the media in constructing narratives of migration
- Migrations in literature, visual culture, music and the performing arts
- Language, learning and identity formation, including language and trauma
- Diasporas and socio-cultural exclusion/inclusion and adjustment

We welcome proposals from established academics and postgraduate students for papers on any subject related to the study of migratory movements, cultural communication and identity construction, which could for example introduce a comparative perspective, or develop themes including the city & hospitality, gendered spaces, migrants in business and industry, the University experience of international students, immigration policies, citizenship and democracy.

Paper proposals should include a 300-word abstract and a brief CV (not more than 1 page), to be sent by email to Marie-Christine Press pressmc@wmin.ac.uk, Department of Modern and Applied Languages, before Friday 19th December 2008.