Call for Papers: From West to East: Metamorphoses of Discourses in Europe, Bucharest, Romania, 24-25 October 2019. Deadline extended to 26 May 2019.
In a European context marked by the development of antagonistic positions, actors, strategies and discourses, where our interactions have shifted more and more into a virtual environment, this conference aims at questioning the current meanings of the discourses on West-East relationship in the European Union, as well as its transformation, given the local, regional and European contexts and challenges. The scientific interest of the conference aims to revisit the central theme of the European idea which has both brought together and divided for a number of centuries, the different regions of Europe, making possible the European construction of present days. The latter seems to have assumed a sensitive mission of perpetual discursive transformation, again challenged by the new media – an exogenous factor that causes true metamorphoses of European discourses circulating from the West to the East, from the North to the South and vice versa. An emerging discourse, taking various forms, often translated into counter-speech, seems to dominate and challenge the European public sphere under construction. Its scientific examination remains difficult to determine, if studied from the point of view of a single discipline. This is why the interdisciplinary opening within the large field of social sciences and humanities is to be considered the scientific challenge of this conference.