Calls for Papers/Dec 16, 2016

25th MGSA Symposium

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The 25th biennial Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association will take place November 2-5, 2017, in Galloway (near Atlantic City), New Jersey. The Symposium will be hosted by the Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies at Stockton University. Professors David Roessel and Tom Papademetriou, Director of the Center, will be co-chairing the Local Arrangements Committee.

Proposals may concern any aspect of Greek Studies, Greece, the Greek Diaspora, and Cyprus in early modern and modern times. The following topics would be particularly welcome.

  • The Greek crisis:
    • theoretical and historical perspectives
    • economic, social, cultural, political, and artistic responses
  • The field of Modern Greek Studies (MGS):
    •  the evolution of MGS and the MGSA: theoretical, political, and historical reflections
    • pedagogy and curriculum development
  • Refugees and nationhood:
    • historical and ethnographic perspectives
    • “refugee crises” and the changing politics of humanitarianism
  • Shifting contexts and connectivities:
    • Greece and the EU, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Global South
    • new economies of labor, both local and global
  • Migrations, minorities, identities and communities:
    • religious and ethnic minorities: shifting understandings of identity and alterity, historical and contemporary
    • immigrant communities and citizenship: inside and outside Greece
  • The poetics and politics of “nature”: human interactions with the environment, change, and sustainability
  • Gender relations and the politics of sexuality, historical and contemporary
  • The dynamics of language in contemporary Greece: social and historical approaches
  • Greek America, the diaspora, and Greek transnational worlds
  • Greek and Cypriot literature, arts and media:
    • Greek literature and arts in national and postnational contexts
    • Greece and Greeks, Cyprus and Cypriots in the arts or media today
    • intersections between the arts and scholarship