La literatura de urgencia durante el coronavirus: ¿cuándo hay que escribir para no caer en la banalidad?
Marta Puxan Oliva was interviewed by eldiario.es to discuss when to write about COVID-19 and not to fall into banality. She mentions that it is always a good time to write. Furthermore, that times of literature and illness are multiple, as is the case with the times of war. She concludes by saying that the historical moment we are experiencing can generate many types of literature at different times, such as science fiction literature, which would show a future affected by an hypothetical pandemic, testimonial literature, which would be a document of the present, and historical literature, which will evaluate the events that have occurred over time.
Call for Abstracts: Conference 'The Complexity of Social-Cultural Emergence: Biosemiotics, Semiotics and Translation Studies' - KU Leuven (Belgium), 26-28 August 2021
Kobus Marais, Reine Meylaerts and Maud Gonne are organisng a conference on ‘The Complexity of Social-Cultural Emergence: Biosemiotics, Semiotics and Translation Studies’, to be celebrated on 26-28 August 2021 at the KU Leuven. The call for abstracts is open until 01 December 2020.
Cosmopolitanism: Virtual seminar with Paulo Lemos Horta (NYU-Abu Dhabi) and Bruce Robbins (Columbia University)
Last Tuesday, April 28, GlobaLS organized a virtual seminar with Paulo Lemos Horta and Bruce Robbins. The discussion explored the concept of cosmopolitanism in global literary studies.
9th Making of the Humanities conference, UOC-UPF - POSTPONED to 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for the History of the Humanities has decided to postpone the 9th Making of the Humanities conference, originally scheduled for the fall of 2020, to 20-22 September 2021. Panels and papers on any period or region are welcome. Special interest is given to work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations. Neus Rotger is part of the local organizing committee. NEW Final Deadline for the submission of abstracts and panel proposals: 1 May 2021.
International conference Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880-1960)
We are pleased to announce the next international conference Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880s-1960s). It will take place in Barcelona from November 19 to 20, 2020. Even though an on-site format is preferred, an online version of this conference might be considered if future updates on the Covid-19 outbreak advise it. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2020. We welcome the participation of researchers at all stages of their careers.