[H-verkko] CFP: Symposium: "Ali in Un/Expected Spaces"

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Symposium: "Ali in Un/Expected Spaces"
Symposium: "Ali in Un/Expected Spaces" University of Turku 
May 17-19, 2017    


Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2016

Muhammad Ali is frequently described as a transcendent figure in sport,
politics, and culture. In scholarship as in popular representations, he has
often been depicted as the most important cultural icon of the twentieth
century.  With his passing in June 2016, Ali’s limitless impact has been made
evident once again. In efforts to pin down the essence of his significance,
questions are being raised about the truth and authenticity about Ali’s
character, career, and legacy in and out of the ring: Does Ali transcend sport?
Does Ali transcend race? Is Ali the Greatest? Yet no singular view or image of
Ali can be established. With access to new digitized sources and global
perspectives, stories of Ali continue to unfold.

This symposium, organized by the John Morton Center for North American Studies,
will critically assess the multiple discourses, representations, and imagery of
Muhammad Ali. The symposium will explore the ways in which Ali appears in
un/expected spaces, beyond conventional readings. We are seeking to explore such
questions as: What is Ali’s twenty-first century significance? How do we
interpret the global meanings of Ali?  Is sport central or peripheral to
understanding Ali? Whose voices and choices depict Ali?  How will
commemorations change the legacy of Ali? The symposium calls for previously
unpublished papers or creative works addressing the varied, often contradictory,
meanings and interpretations of Ali: 

in the Digital Age

in Power Relations

in Social Theory

in Visual Imagery

in Storytelling

in the World

in Memoriam.

Please email abstracts of 250 words for either paper presentations or creative
works, together with a max. 150-word bio, including name, institutional
affiliation and position, phone number and postal and email addresses, to
jmc[at]utu.fi byNovember 1, 2016.

Organizers: Dr. Benita Heiskanen, email: benita.heiskanen[at]utu.fi & Dr. Samira
Saramo, email: samira.saramo[at]utu.fi.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Hannu Salmi <hansalmi at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 2.11.2016
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