‘Troubling Globalisation’

A series of interdisciplinary one-day symposia on contemporary cultural transnationalisms

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Drawing in participants from diverse subject areas and several institutions, 'Troubling Globalisation' symposia will address critical interventions in the Arts and Humanities that can be productively brought into dialogue with each other, enabling alternative terminologies and conceptualities for approaching the idea of the globalised world.

'Troubling Globalisation' is co-organised by Manchester Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent University, with support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.

  • From: Saturday 22 April 2017, 12 am
  • To: Saturday 22 April 2017, 12 am
  • Location: 21, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 20 April 2017, 12.00 am

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During the 1990s and early 2000s, disciplines in the social sciences embraced the term 'globalisation' to describe the cross-border movement of populations, trade, and information in the late 20th Century. This term has also been taken up by researchers in the arts and humanities to consider the cultural, historical, philosophical, and aesthetic dimensions of contemporary transnationalisms. However, rather than confirm the observations that tend to be drawn in the focus on social relations, research in the arts and humanities often questions and challenges many of the critical and methodological assumptions that have shaped the idea of the global age. Today, in a moment dominated by resurgent and new nationalisms, and amid declarations of the demise of the neoliberal project to unify the world, there is a need for arts and humanities researchers to remain attentive to the structural imbalances that have emerged and become consolidated with the articulation of global society. There is also a compelling opportunity to promote theoretical models and cultural practices that both assert the value of transnational cultural practices and provoke a rethinking of the world as the space of the global.

Drawing in participants from diverse subject areas and several institutions, ‘Troubling Globalisation’ symposia will address critical interventions in the arts and humanities that can be productively brought into dialogue with each other, enabling alternative terminologies and conceptualities for approaching the idea of the globalised world.

‘Troubling Globalisation’ is co-organised by Manchester Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent University, with support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.

For any enquiries, please email Professor Philip Leonard or telephone the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities Research Office on +44 (0)115 848 2301.

Image credit: Amp Art, Refuge/e, 2017. Reproduced by kind permission of Karen Berry.

Programme

Programme 

TimeEvent
9.30 amRegistration
10 amWelcome and Introduction
10.15 am
Keynote 1
Berthold Schoene, Manchester Metropolitan University
Cruel Cosmopolitanism
11.15 amBreak
11.30 am

Panel 1
Liam Connell, University of Brighton
Zombie Nationalism:
Cosmopolitanism, Protectionism and the Body

Martin O’Shaughnessy, Nottingham Trent University
Tbc

12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pm

Panel 2
Georgia Stabler, Nottingham Trent University
Literary Tourism in the Global Age:
The local and international dimensions of UK book festivals

Hongwei Bao, University of Nottingham
Queer Marxism in China: Cui Zi’en and His Queer Films

2.30 pmBreak
2.45 pm

Panel 3
Cüneyt Çakirlar, Nottingham Trent University
Transnational Pride, Global Closets, and Regional Formations of Screen Activism:
Documentary LGBTQ Narratives from Turkey

Amy Rushton, Nottingham Trent University
Tbc

3.45 pmBreak
4.00 pm
Keynote 2
Joanna Hodge, Manchester Metropolitan University
Responding to technological nihilism: Nancy on world, creation and deconstruction
5.00 pmClose

Booking information

Please click 'Reserve your place' above, and complete the short online booking process.

Admission is free.

Location details

Room/Building:

21, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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