ISPS Third Meeting

We are pleased to announce the third annual meeting of the International Society for Polysystem Studies which will be held on October 25-27, 2018 in Barcelona.

The keynote speaker for the workshop, which is being sponsored jointly by Trinity College and the Institut de Cultura at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, will be Elías Torres Feijó of the Galabra Research Group at the University of Santiago de Compostela. His talk will be followed by what we hope will be a robust program of roundtable discussions.

Founded in 2015, the International Society for Polysystem Studies is dedicated to strengthening and extending the application of rigorously grounded “relational thinking” to the study of culture. The prime theoretical point of departure for our efforts is the body of cultural theory generated over the last several decades by Itamar Even-Zohar, founder of the Unit of Culture Research at Tel Aviv University.

In keeping with Itamar Even-Zohar’s core emphasis on the inherent dynamism and mutability of culture, the Society has few formal structures. We charge no fees and issue no membership cards. We do ask, however, that you come to our meeting prepared to analyze the enormous cultural heterogeneity of our planet in a spirit of joy and fellowship.

The Organizing Committee (Thomas S. Harrington, Antonio Monegal, Jaume Subirana)

Programme | Participants | Accomodation

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