XXVII AIA Conference Napoli 2015




XXVII AIA Conference

Napoli 10-12 September 2015




Transnational Subjects:

Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Encounters


Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici


Università degli studi di Napoli "L’Orientale"

Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati


The space of cultural globalization is increasingly moving beyond disciplinary and geographic boundaries and creating at the same time new approaches to learning in the field of Anglophone studies as well. Transculturality is the concept that identifies the formation of multifaceted, fluid identities, resulting from diverse cultural encounters, and fostering the very concept of world literature(s) or Globalit (Baucom) as networks of influence and transmission. At the same time, global professional, scientific and academic discourse communities are rising and other nonliterary areas of language use, such as politics, web-mediated communication and global media, are increasingly being investigated calling for new paradigms of research and categories of analysis. Precisely in relation to this new perspective, categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, gender, genre, translation, are undergoing dramatic transformations that may diverge from the older and more established ones of multicultural or post-colonial writing.

The aim of the Conference is the exploration of these emerging modes of multilingualism and transculturality as they are currently debated in and across literature, language and cultural studies, together with the modifications they have created, from different points of view, including the consequences of the two World Wars in the starting construction of a European identity.

The Conference is organized in the three traditional sections of AIA conferences: literature, culture and language.


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