Organised by Peggy Levitt and Wiebke Sievers 

14th-15th December 2017, University of Vienna

Our conference seeks to explore how and under what conditions canons are successfully challenged and how cultural production is being sanctified in different ways. What is it that enables an author from the cultural periphery to ascend from national to regional or global fame? What new forms of codification are emerging? Our approach is consciously interdisciplinary. We bring comparative and world literature scholars in dialogue with sociologists and anthropologists. The conference also includes a public reading and discussion with Anna Kim and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.

The conference language is English.

Please find the updated conference programme here: Programme. (last updated on 7 Dec 2017)

If you are interested in attending the conference, we ask you kindly to register online here: Registration closed!


Call for Papers 

The conference is supported by the Institute for Urban and Regional Research, the Commission for Migration and Integration Research, the IMISCOE standing committee Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT), Wellesley College, and the research platform Mobile Cultures and Societies