Call for Papers: ESPRit Conference, Budapest

Periodicals Beyond Hierarchies: Challenging Geopolitical and Social “Centers” and “Peripheries” Through the Press

The European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) convenes its 2022 (10th) international conference for the first time in East-Central Europe, in Budapest, Hungary, to focus on the following theme: Periodicals Beyond Hierarchies: Challenging Geopolitical and Social “Centers” and “Peripheries” Through the Press.

The conference will reflect on the way in which periodicals as essential forums of the public sphere challenge, transform, or interpret the notion of “centers” and “peripheries” in a context of permanently shifting and historically unstable situations. Papers may investigate these questions, in any time frame between the mid-18th century and the present day.

The knowledge, social dialogue, and transnational communication (both textual and visual) generated by periodicals have given visibility and platforms to politically and economically “peripheral” areas, as well as socially marginalized groups. At the same time, periodicals work to maintain the cultural and political hegemony of “central” social classes or global powers.

We are particularly interested in encounters and negotiations between geopolitical or social “centers” and “peripheries” taking place in periodicals.

Proposals of around 250 words (references not included) for 20-minute papers and a short CV (no more than 200 words) should be sent to 2022esprit@gmail.com by February 28, 2022. We also welcome proposals for joint panels of three papers. Please include a brief rationale for the panel along with an abstract and CV for each presenter.

For more information visit: https://www.espr-it.eu/news/events/152-esprit-conference-2022

 

 

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