Special Event: “Pandemic as Polemic”, in Collaboration with CEAT, University of Barcelona

Pandemic as Polemic: CEAT, University of Barcelona, Freixenet, ASBA


Pandemic as Polemic

IAFOR, in collaboration with Centre Estudis Australians i Transnacionales (CEAT) at the University of Barcelona, will be hosting a special seminar titled “Pandemic as Polemic” in November, 2022. The seminar is sponsored by the University of Barcelona, Freixenet and the Australia Spain Business Association (ASBA), and will feature a wide range of academics speaking on the concept of COVID-19 as an interface of conflict, but also as a source of renovation and construction.

"Pandemic as Polemic" is led by a scientific committee consisting of members of The Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2022) and The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (BAMC2022) Organising Committees, including Dr Isabel Alonso-Breto, Dr Montserrat Camps-Gaset, Dr Cornelis Martin Renes, and Dr Maria Grau-Perejoan.

The seminar will be free of charge and held online on Thursday, November 4 to Friday, November 5. Registration at [email protected] is mandatory in order to attend. Updates and links for the Seminar will be sent to all registered participants. Delegates may deliver their papers in English, Catalan, or Spanish. Please note that no translation or interpretation will be provided.

For further information contact us at [email protected].



Pandemic as Polemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a great challenge for everybody, individually and socially, and has raised many questions about lifestyle, environment, social and economic inequality, health policies, science and especially governance and politics. COVID-19, its development, impact and effects form the basis of most current debates in our media and politics, and the illness has therefore become a rich interface of conflict that exacerbates contemporary inequalities and creates new ones. Yet, polemic can also be the source of renovation and construction, and as such, COVID-19 needs and deserves to be discussed from a multidisciplinary global perspective. The Barcelona November 2021 seminar entitled “Pandemic as Polemic” aims to provide such a floor for open-minded discussion.


Programme

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All times are in Barcelona time (UTC+2)
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09:00–09:30
Opening Panel

Dr ‪José Navarro‬, Vice Chancellor, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr Javier Vezala, Dean, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr Montserrat Camps-Gaset, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr Cornelis Martin Renes, University of Barcelona, Spain

09:30–10:00
The Rheumatology Point of View

Dr Jose Gómez Puerta, University of Barcelona, Spain

10:00–10:30
Virus Colonialism: A Polemic on the COVID Situation in Malaysia

Dr Carol Leon, University of Malaya, Malaysia

10:30–11:00
Break

11:00–11:30
How Can Tradition, Myth & Folklore Help Us to (Better) Understand the COVID-19 Pandemic

Catalina Wajs Tauscher, University of Zaragoza, Spain

11:30–12:00
Echoes of ‘The Waste Land’: The Corona Pandemic, Division & Fragmentation of Europe’s Post-War Transnational Space

Dr Cornelis Martin Renes, University of Barcelona

12:00–12:30
Pandemia: ¿Catástasis de Nuestra Epopeya y Recta Final Hacia la Catástrofe de la Tragedia Moderna o Perpetuación del Régimen que ya Conocemos?

Dr Alejandro Escobar-Vicent, University of Barcelona, Spain

12:30–13:00
Break

13:00–13:30
What Is in Pandemics? How to Face Mortality as Human Fate: A Literary Approach

Dr Montserrat Camps-Gaset, University of Barcelona, Spain

13:30–14:00
Pandemic as Polemic: Free Will in an Age of Restrictions

Dr Jytte Holmqvist, HBU/UCLan School of Media, Communication and Creative Industries


Friday, November 4, 2021

All times are in Barcelona time (UTC+2)
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09:00–09:30
(Title Pending)

Dr Josep Maria Campistol, University of Barcelona, Spain

09:30–10:00
Engaging with the Global Pandemic

Dr Stephen Alomes, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

10:00–10:30
El Efecto de la COVID-19 en la Enseñanza del Inglés para los Negocios

Andrea Ruiz Cirlot, University of Barcelona, Spain

10:30–11:00
Break

11:00–11:30
Scientific Facts & Literary Truths: Examining the Role of Literature in Pandemic Narratology

Nahum Welang, University of Bergen, Norway

11:30–12:00
Divergent Stories? Old and Current Reactions to Pandemic Situations

Dr Sergi Grau, University of Barcelona, Spain

12:00–12:30
PANDÉMIK: Perspectivas de Política Posfundacional

Laura Llevadot, University of Barcelona, Spain
Dr Javier Bassas, University of Barcelona, Spain

12:30–13:00
Break

13:00–13:30
Closing Panel

CEAT Directors



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