For times and
speakers see the "Programme"
symposium opens a forum for the exploration of wide-ranging issues
related to the topic:
- movements (artistic, social, political)
- mobility (transportation, social and inter/cultural) mobility
- speed, pace, rhythm
- fast-paced narratives (crime stories, thrillers, adventure stories)
- space flights
- flights of fancy
- chases and narrow escapes
- motion and emotion
- gestures and body language
There is no other country where motion has earned a place of honour
almost akin to worship. It is evident in the concepts of the March of
Civilization, the Moving Frontier, Westward Ho!, Manifest Destiny, in
the early emphasis on an efficient network of communication between the
distant parts of a large territory, in the fast pace of socio-cultural
changes in the last two centuries, resulting in the postmodern,
restless, nomadic and possibly rootless character of contemporary
We are interested in such questions as:
* How is motion theoretically justified and promoted? In whose interest?
* Is America truly such a dynamic country and if it so, what are the
* How does the mobile character of the society affect individual
consciousness and human conduct?
* Does external
mobility create internal structures? Does it affect literature and art?
* What are the forms and structures of motion and how are they reflected
and developed in American culture?
- 650 CZK (25 EUR) for early registration (before May 23)
- 750 CZK (30 EUR) for late registration
Application form available
here. Please kindly return to Mrs.
Jitka Hybnerova (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by June 16 the latest.
for participants' accommodation is June 16, 2008.
Further information on the location, symposium format and accommodation
see "Venue" section or contact
the programme coordinator Lukáš Merz: <email@example.com>
Last update: August 22