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!!e(motion)\\Cultural Literacy in Europe: Second Biennial Conference
__Venue:__ Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Staszic Palace, Nowy Świat 72, Warsaw\\
__Date: __10-12 May 2017
!Conference [website|http://cleurope.eu/cle2017]
This international conference hosted by Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, aims to bring together new and innovative work in the field of literary and cultural studies. After the success of the 2015 conference, organised at Birkbeck College London, Cultural Literacy in Europe has developed into a thriving international organisation, with active membership and Special Interest Groups.
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Cultural literacy is an ability to view the social and cultural phenomena that shape our lives – bodies of knowledge, fields of social action, individuals or groups, and of course cultural artefacts – as being essentially readable. Cultural literacy engages with interdisciplinarity, multilingualism and collaboration. It is a way of looking at social and cultural issues through the lens of literary thinking, employing communication, comparison and critique on a scale beyond that of one language or one nation-state, and avoiding abstraction. Furthermore, it is as much about innovation and creative practice – whether scholarly, artistic or social – as it is about analysis, and it very often brings these two methods together.

CLE 2017 conference is dedicated to the issue of motion, which is crucial for understanding the conteporary human condition and geopolitical processes taking place recently. The other key term is emotion, which contextualizes this movement and localizes it in human affectivity - feelings, motives and perceptions.
!Keynote speakers

[Espen Aarseth|https://pure.itu.dk/portal/en/persons/espen-aarseth%28487cead7-277a-461f-9b82-9d6c4c18c276%29.html#person-tabs], IT University of Copenhagen\\
''The Complex Cultural Objects and Practices we for Some Reasons Call Games''
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[Isabel Capeloa Gil, Catholic University of Portugal|http://cecc.fch.lisboa.ucp.pt/en/researchers/212-capeloa-gil-isabel.html]\\
''Emotional Necropolitics from Antigone to bin Laden''
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[Willie van Peer|https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Willie_Van_Peer], Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich\\
''What Literature Does to us. And how do we Know?''
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[Roma Sendyka|https://sites.google.com/site/romasendyka], Jagiellonian University Krakow\\
Erica Lehrer, Concordia University, Montreal\\
'''Ackward Objects of Genocide': Reading and Curating Affect with Pluralist Cultural Literacies''

![Draft programme|http://cleurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CLE-2017-programme_1.0.pdf]


*[Cultural Literacy in Europe Forum|http://cleurope.eu]
*[Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences|http://ibl.waw.pl]
*[Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences|http://www.knol.pan.pl/index.php/en]

!Program Committee:

*Madeleine Campbell
*Robert Crawshaw
*Mary Gallagher
*Daniela Koleva
*Maciej Maryl
*[Naomi Segal|Member/Segal_Naomi]

!Local Organizers:

*Anna Barcz
*Dorota Jarecka
*Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman
*Paweł Mościcki
*Justyna Tabaszewska
*Marek Zaleski
*Łukasz Bukowiecki (conference secretary)
*Krzysztof Kłosiński
[{Image src='CLE2017-Palac-staszica-620x487.jpg' caption='Staszic Palace, Warsaw' height='300' alt='Staszic Palace, Warsaw' class='image_left'}] __Venue:__ Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Staszic Palace, Nowy Świat 72, Warsaw
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__Download the posters__
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[(e)motion|CLE poster recd 9 April 17 A4_web_distrib_warsaw.pdf]\\
[Cultural Literacy in Europe|CLE poster recd 9 April 17 A4_web_distrib_general.pdf]