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COSMOLITERATURES:

THINKING LITERATURE

AND

COSMOPOLITANISM

Free Online International Conference

18-20 May 2022

Centro de Literaturas e Culturas Lusófonas e Europeias da

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. 

Centro de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. 

CEDIS, NOVA School of Law

 Organizers: Rui Sousa, Soraya Nour Sckell, Tamara Caraus

 

Literature has been conceived as an instance of questioning the Human Being, understood both as a species indebted to a common heritage and actively represented in its pluralities. Contrarily, literature sought to assert itself as an autonomous territory, a true cosmopolitan

republic of letters, understood as a critical alternative to national, political, religious, sexual, racial or moral divisions. We can find in literature reflections on the conditions of access to different versions of an ambitious global community, as well as critical perspectives on other conceptions of cosmopolitanism and its tendencies that are sometimes univocal and totalitarian. It is around these axes that we propose to reflect on the relationship between cosmopolitanism and literature, inviting different perspectives on how literature thematizes cosmopolitanism in its different interpretations and on the conditions for literature to be

thought of as a fundamental space meeting and discussion among peers

with a markedly cosmopolitan nature.

The abstracts for a 20-minutes presentation have to be submitted  by 31 March 2022 on the

'Call for Papers' section on this webpage. 

 
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