[Moderngreek-l] Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand 13th Biennial Conference 1–4 December 2016 at La Trobe University

Vrasidas Karalis vrasidas.karalis at sydney.edu.au
Mon Feb 1 09:53:36 AEDT 2016

Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia
and New Zealand
13th Biennial Conference
1–4 December 2016 at La Trobe University
Organized by the Greek Studies Program
in memory of its benefactor, the late Mr. Anastassios Vassilogiannis
Modern Greek Studies at the Crossroads: Language, Culture and Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption and Innovation

Call for Papers
Welcoming the new age of 'disruption and innovation', the new Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, declared this to be the most exciting time ever in the history of the Australian nation, with the potential to produce its finest hours.
This Conference will both explicitly consider the prospects for Modern Greek Studies in such a context and implicitly demonstrate how the various practitioners of the discipline are positioning their teaching and research to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Focusing on aspects of the present circumstances and recent past of Greece, Cyprus and the Greek Diaspora, the Conference will be especially concerned with their potential to attract the interest of Australian students and researchers and to secure the future of the discipline in Australian institutions.
Proposals are invited for papers and panel presentations based on the current research and/or teaching of all those involved in Modern Greek Studies in the broadest sense. It is envisaged that sessions will be devoted to:

·                   Matters of pedagogy and curriculum development

·                   New approaches to Modern Greek Studies
·                   Teaching Greek as a foreign and heritage language 

·                   Greek literature and arts in national and post-national contexts

·                   Greek Popular culture
·                   Historical and contemporary flows of migration 

·                   Diasporic/Transnational identities and networks
·                   The Greek identity in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world

·                   Remembering and re-interpreting the Greek migration experience
·                   Politics of Greek citizenship and belonging

The Greek crisis and the response of the diaspora

·                   Literature and art of the Greek Diaspora

·                  The impact of the European sovereign debt crisis on Greece’s identity and position

in the world
·                   Greece and the European Union

·                   The crisis and outward migration: brain-drain 
Greece and the European Union
·                   Historical culture and social memory: uses and abuses of the past

·                   Social change during the ‘crisis’
·                   Cyprus in the arts or media today
·                   Cypriot Studies
·                   National and post-national Greek-Cypriot Literature and Arts

Submission date: 14 May 2016 [on line or by e-mail at M.Herodotou at latrobe.edu.au]
Abstracts should be between 200-300 words in length.
Paper presentation: 20 minutes
Languages of the conference are both English and Greek.
For more details, please visit
Dr Maria Herodotou               M.Herodotou at latrobe.edu.au
Dr Stephie Nikoloudis                        S.Nikoloudis at latrobe.edu.au
Mr Dimitri Gonis                    D.Gonis at latrobe.edu.au

Organising Committee
Dr Chris Fifis
Professor Stathis Gauntlett
Mr Nick Panopoulos
Mr Panagiotis Pantazis
Mr Andonis Piperoglou
Dr Athanasios Spilias
Ms Tara Zander

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