domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2012

5th International Conference on Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Hispanic and Lusophone world






CALL FOR PAPERS

The Dept. of Spanish of the Pedagogical State University A.I. Herzen (Russia) and the University of California, Merced



ORGANIZE
 


5th International Conference on Orientalism and the Asian and Arab presence in the Hispanic and Lusophone world:
"Transcultural and Transmodern Readings between Eastern and Western Countries"

 
►DATE: Abril 12-13, 2013
►PLACE: Departament of Spanish of the Pedagogical State University A.I. Herzen

 
SUBTHEMES

You are invited to present a paper dedicated to one of the following subthemes (other subthemes related to the main theme of the conference will be acepted)

● Russian Orientalism

● Russia, between the East and the West

● Travel narratives about Russia by writers and intellectuals of the Luso-Hispanic world

● Can we speak about orientalist discourse when the exoticist gaze comes from formerly colonized countries?

● Can a text be considered orientalist if it exoticizes the other without an obvious idealization of

     self?

● Can we talk about orientalism when dealing with non-eastern cultures and peoples?

● How can strategic self-orientalization be used for economic or political profit?


● Is the “Orient” still helping Europe and the Western Hemisphere to define themselves?

● Orientalism, Occidentalism, strategic Orientalism, and self-orientalization

● How can strategic self-orientalization be used for economic or political profit?

● Is the “Orient” still helping Europe and the Western Hemisphere to define themselves?

● Orientalism, strategic Orientalism, and self-orientalization

● Occidentalism
 

● Asianness and Arabness in the Americas and the Hispanic world

● "Cooleism"

● Asian and Arab literature and culture in the Americas

● Asian and Arab characters in Western literature

● Nationalisms and the Asian or Arab as the "Other"

● Japonisme in literature, film, and other types of cultural production

● Asian and Arab testimonials, memoirs, and autobiographies in the Americas and the Hispanic World

● Asian and Arab women in the Americas and the Hispanic world and their representation

● José Rizal and other Spanish-language Filipino Authors

● Asian/Arab transculturation, hybridity, and assimilation in the Western World

● Erasure and misrepresentation of Asians and Arabs in Western cultural production

● Asian and Arab religiosity and "witchcraft" in the Americas

● White supremacy and Asians/Arabs in the Americas and the Hispanic world

● Chinatowns in the Americas

● “The Orient” in Travel Literature

● Performing, Reading, and Writing “the Orient”

● Feminization of “the Orient” and “the Orientals”

● Asian/Arab identities, cultural difference, and de-ethnification in the Western world

● Western travelers and imaginaries in the Near and Far East

● Arab and Asian travelers and imaginaries in the West

● Asian/Arab transnationalism, exile, and "inner exile"

● Racialization of Asian/Arabs

● Orientalism and the Asian and Arab diasporas in the Portuguese-speaking world

 
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

(To be announced)

* Time: There will be a maximum of 20 minutes to present the paper (about 8double-spaced  pages, Times New Roman 12).


* Publication:

If presenters are interested, they can submit their papers to our academic journal Transmodernity: Journal of Periferal Production of the Luso-Hispanic World  http://escholarship.org/uc/ssha_transmodernity to be evaluated by the editorial committee



*Abstract: Please send your abstract via email before December 31, 2012, along with a brief bio-bibliography (maximum of 10 lines) to any of the following emails:


Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo
lopezcalvo@msn.com 

Svetana V. Tyutina

Florida International University

svetatyutina@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Cristián H. Ricci
cricci@ucmerced.edu 

*Languages: Papers can be presented in Spanish or English.

*Registration:

►USA / Asia: $100

    Graduate students - USA. / Asia: $50

 

►Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus): 80 euros

    Graduate students - Europa (except Russia, Ukrania and Belarus): 40 euros

►Latin America and Africa: $40

    Russia, Ukrania and Belarus: free

 

Please send a check signed to University of California Regents. The address is the following:


Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo.
SSHA
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA. 95343


*VISA. The visa to Russia costs $100.
 

Citizens of the following countries don't need a visa to Russia (conditions of visa-free regime of entry to Russia see HERE):

1. Visa-free entry regime to Russia for CIS countries (former USSR): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

2. Visa-free entry regime to Russia up to 90 days: Abkhazia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Iceland, Israel, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, South Ossetia, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela

3. Visa-free entry regime to Russia up to 30 days: Cuba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macau, Montenegro, Mozambique, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey

4. Visa-free entry regime to Russia up to 14 days: Brunei, Hong Kong

5. Visa-free entry regime to Russia for cruise ship passengers: for persons travelling within an organised group.

6. Visa-Free entry to Russia for transit passengers travelling via Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

IMPORTANT: Russian visa registration is required even in case you enjoy the visa-free regime of entry to Russia


*Hotels and Transportation: St. Petersburg has a very good system of public transportation and one can get anywhere by metro. When choosing a hotel, we recommend that you either to stay downtown (in close proximity of Nevskiy prospect, in Nevskiy Ave) or that you find a hotel near a metro station. Reserve your room in advance, as the tourist season starts in April and the prices usually go up considerably. Note that besides the list of the hotels provided below, there are many family-style hotels that are conveniently located in the city center. Below is the list of the hotels that are located nearby the conference site. Please note that the list is not comprehensive.

5* Hotels

Grand Hotel Europe (the closest)

Kempinski Hotel Moika22 (the closest)

Radisson Royal Hotel

Astoria

Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg

The Taleon Imperial Hotel

Angleterre



4* Hotels

Hotel Dostoyevskiy

Hotel Novotel St. Petersburg Centre

TOP Helvetia Hotel



3* Hotels

Oktyabrskaya (located near Moscow train station)

Comfort Hotel (the closest) 

We do not recommend you to stay at the biggest city hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya. While its price may result attractive, it is located rather far from downtown, it is not close to any public transportation and taxis may be expensive, especially at night. In general, the hotels in Vasslilievsky island are difficult to get to/from.

If you need to stay in close proximity to the airport, your best choice is Park Inn Pulkovskaya 

There are 2 airports in the city: Pulkovo 1 (National, flights to Moscow and other cities) and Pulkovo 2 (International). However, there are located only 2 miles apart. There are public minivans and taxis that can take you to the airport for a reasonable price from Moskovskaya metro station. 

If you are interested in visiting Moscow, you can take an overnight train or 4-hour express train from Moscow train station located in the city center (tickets should be reserved in advance, passport needed).
 

How to get there: 

-       BY AIR – there are numerous airlines flying to St. Petersburg (airline code – LED). Most common carriers are Air France, Lufthansa, British Airlines, and Finnair. You also can choose to fly to Moscow and then take a train/airplane to St. Petersburg. 

-       BY TRAIN – there are daily trains to St. Petersburg from Helsinki, Finland and there are trains every hour from Moscow. 

-       BY CAR – Russia is (in)famous for the quality of its roads. While they are good in the city, once you are in the countryside, it can be challenging.  


* Selling books: Please let us know if you are interested in selling your books whenever you send your abstract.


*Contacts:

Dr. Ignacio López-Calvo

University of California, Merced
lopezcalvo@msn.com 

 

Dr. Svetana V. Tyutina

Florida International University

svetatyutina@yahoo.com

 

Dr. Cristián H. Ricci

University of California, Merced
cricci@ucmerced.edu


Dra. Tatiana Makárova  co-organizer