Our main axes of focus are:
- What can be gained today from historical approaches to cultural production in multilingual societies with particular concentration on the Mediterranean area in colonial context and Paris as a place of choice for literary and intellectual publication?
- Where do we go to capture the expression of our time, this time of generalized displacement and surplus labour: to popular, hybrid forms of expression (bande dessinée, video art, street dance, slam poetry), or poems, narratives?
How can the capture and engagement with these plural forms of expression contribute to our understanding of the difficulties societies face today in enabling future-oriented thinking for both their sedentary and mobile citizens?
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