Call for Papers – Memory and globalization in artistic and creative practices: Conference

16-17 June 2017
Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 – Institute for Transtextual and Transcultural Studies
Call for papers
The project “Memory and globalization in artistic and creative practices” focuses on the exploration of the impact of globalization on artistic and creative practices and the way this impact is memorized. The link between the notions of “memory” and “globalization” is not a coincidence, the interest in the past and its discourses accompanied by the development of archival and storage technologies gave a new push to the interest in memory studies in different disciplines. At the same time the very notion of globalization is multidimensional. It can be seen as a definition of the recent neoliberal globalized world of the last three decades, or it can be understood literally as any international, intercontinental, global or translocal contact, and in this case the temporal limits of globalization go back to antiquity.
Transfers of information lie at the core of the globalization processes and equally at the problematics of memory studies. The transfers between cultures, epochs and expressive forms present the main interest of our project. The proliferation of terms dealing with this phenomenon in arts and culture prove the complexity and importance of the subject: hybridity, contact zones, cultural transfers, entropy, encounters, exchanges, migration of ideas, intermediality and interculturality, “survivals”, even discredited today influences – all these notions that come from different disciplines and might reflect different ideologies but which nevertheless may overlap and intercross to a certain degree. We would like to establish a common space to discuss these phenomena, which encompass different geographies and temporalities and go beyond the limits of the disciplines and discourses we are subject to today.
We invite abstracts (in English or French) that explore the exchanges in the arts, creative practices, and material cultures from ancient times to today’s world. The abstract of maximum 300 words should be submitted no later than 19 March 2017 to:
The selected papers presented at the conference will be published in the academic journal Transtext(e)s Transcultures 跨文本跨文化 (
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