Food, Migration, and Diversity: Short Story: Call for Papers – June 24-27. 2020

Food, Migration, and Diversity

The Many Flavors of the Short Story

24 – 27 June 2020 – University of Calabria, Rende, ITALY.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended: February 1st 2020

The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from June 24-27, 2020 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy with the theme: “Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story.

In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (2019), Suketu Mehta states that wherever there are immigrants, there are stories to give voice to their feelings of displacement and belonging through memory and acts of resilience. Their lives are indeed floating narratives that become a powerful symbol of the fluidity and vulnerability of our contemporary world.           

In an age where the added value of cultural diversity is being questioned (again) by the resurgence of nationalistic populism and threatened by the construction of concrete and mental walls, storytelling becomes the creative space where boundaries can be blurred and the universal core of the human experience illuminated. Being one of the most diverse expressions of material culture, food pervasively contributes to define such human experience and to reveal the tensions between local traditions and global phenomena.

READ MORE: https://shortstoryinenglishcalabria2020.com/

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