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International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society”

Call for Papers


International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society


Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

New University of Lisbon



Lisbon (Portugal)

9-11 July 2014

Venue: FCSH/NOVA (New University of Lisbon)


 The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESNOVA) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Youth in/and Literature & Society, in Lisbon (9-11 July 2014).


Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.


We will privilege comparative and transdisciplinary approaches. Potential contributors are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on themes related to any of the following conference tracks:


  • Child/Adolescence/Youth Studies
  • Childhood, adolescence and youth portrayed in literature and in art
  • From the Odyssey to the Grand Tour and post-modern Bildungsroman and cinema: youth and travel writing
  • Literary representations of informal and formal Education
  • Planning and evaluating youth work
  • Self-portraits of the Self as a young person
  • Scientific narratives about youth
  • Social, cultural, technological and economical youth fashions, practices and problems
  • Urban and rural youth (sub)cultures
  • Voluntary work in the European context
  • Working with and for young people
  • Young writers and artists


Youth and:

  • (auto)biographical writing
  • emigration/diaspora
  • entertainment
  • ethnic minorities
  • gender
  • human rights
  • internet
  • language (slang, jargon(s), texting)
  • law
  • marketing and publicity
  • new technologies
  • politics/policies
  • racism
  • religion
  • sexuality
  • social networks
  • sports
  • unemployment
  • xenophobia
  • work


Youth work in Europe and its contemporary challenges:


  1. Youth work in the Anglophone and Lusophone worlds (comparative approaches)
  2. Youth in colonial and post-colonial societies
  3. Youth in/and Social Sciences
  4. Youth in History/History of Youth



Papers and panels on the above themes are invited. However, papers/panels on other subjects related to the above topics will also be considered. Participants will be held to a twenty minute presentation limit.

Please submit an abstract or a full paper (MLA style) and a bio note, by January 30, 2014, to:


 Rogério Miguel Puga


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To insure prompt notification, please include your e-mail address on your submission. If you are willing to chair a session, please note this at the top of your abstract.



Advisory Committee


  • Agnès Levecot (Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris 3, France)
  • Ana Matos (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Carles Feixa (University of Lleida, Spain)
  • Carlos Ceia (New University of Lisbon)
  • Claire Williams (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • David Brookshaw (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
  • David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Dulce Maria Scott (Anderson University, USA)
  • Fátima Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Giovanni Levi (Ca' Foscari University, Italy)
  • Helena Helve (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Irene Maria F. Blayer (Brock University, Canada)
  • Ivo Costa Santos (National Youth Council, Portugal)
  • João Paulo Ascenso Pereira da Silva  (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Jordi Nofre Mateo (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Luís Baptista (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Luísa Flora (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Lynne Crank (Integrated Youth Services, London borough of Newham, United Kingdom)
  • Maria Manuel Vieira (ICS/Permanent Youth Observatory, Portugal)
  • Maria Zulmira Castanheira (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Maurice Devlin (Centre for Youth Research and Development/National University of Ireland, Ireland)
  • Maurizio Merico (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Miguel Chaves (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Mirjana Ule (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Ola Stafseng (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Ricardo Campos (Open University, Portugal)
  • Rogério Miguel Puga (New University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Sarah MacDonald (Kent State University, USA)
  • Siyka Kovacheva (Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
  • Spencer De Li (University of Macau, Macau)
  • Tiago de Luca (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (ICS/Permanent Youth Observatory, Portugal)