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"Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective"

CAS 14/12/2007

Call for Papers

"Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective"
International Conference
American Studies Center
University of Warsaw
Warsaw (Poland)
19-21 May 2008

The aim of the conference is to provide a space for an interdisciplinary and international conversation about nationalism. Theoretical perspectives, as well as case studies from various locations and fields - including sociology, politics, media studies, literature and the arts
- are welcome. We invite original papers concerning both the history of nationalism(s) and its various present manifestations. Comparative perspectives are encouraged.

Examples of themes include:

Theories of nationalism and ethnicity
Religious contexts of nationalism
Hybrid identities
Colonialism and postcolonialism
Gender, sexuality and the nation
Collective memory and the politics of history
The idea of the chosen nation
Nationalism and civil religion
Nationalisms after 1989
Nationalisms and the European Union
Anti-Americanism and European identity
Minority rights in multi-cultural contexts
The visual culture of nationalism
Nationalism in an age of globalization
Transnationalism and nationalism

Presentations should be limited to 15-20 minutes to allow
time for discussion.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (up to 500 words): February 29, 2008. Proposals will be considered as they arrive with final notification of acceptance by 15 March. Proposals should be sent to William R. Glass, conference co-ordinator, at <[email protected]>.


William R. Glass
American Studies Center
University of Warsaw
al. Niepodleglosci 22
02-653 Warszawa
Email: [email protected]

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