Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond
We invite abstract submissions for the 3-day workshop Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond, to be held in Antalya, Turkey, at the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) on June 13-15, 2019. Antalya is a Mediterranean inlet, an overlapping archive of historical legacies, and Turkey’s gateway to its southern Mediterranean shores.
The current emphasis on migrations and cultural circulations in humanities corresponds to a re-turn to the Mediterranean in literary and cultural studies. Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond aims to bring together cultural works that constitute alternative archives of the Mediterranean in order to reassess the current geographical divides that shape typical understandings of the Mediterranean and beyond. It thus opens up comparative paradigms that suggest new perspectives on translation, circulation, migration, art, and literature. What can circulation and currency tell us about current Mediterranean cultural productions? How do they travel? Do they leave traces?
We encourage submissions engaging with diverse Mediterranean cultural and artistic productions from the 19th to the 21st century, including, but not limited to: literature, photography, artistic productions, travel narratives, cinema and documentaries, as well as TV series.