► Title:Jerusalem in the Eyes of Contemporary World
► Place:Faculty of Foreign Languages/ The
University of Jordan.
►Time: October 4-6, 2016.
Based on the exceptionally significant location of
Jerusalem/al-Quds as symbol of holiness and peace in the world's collective conscious,
in view of the painful status quo that threatens this holy city and the
unremitting, sordid aggressions against it,
the international silence vis-à-vis violations against the land,
religious sites and the lives of indigenous people,
The deception orchestrated by the other's media
outlets that camouflage, falsify and fabricate reality,
a grave need urges us to hold the conferenceunder the
heading: "Jerusalem in the Eyes of Contemporary World Literature" in
an attempt to restore the City's hijacked dignity, inscribe its glory in human
memory and retain its symbolism of peace and holiness.
The conference seeks to achieve a number of objectives:
Stressing the global importance of Jerusalem amongst peoples regardless
of their religious beliefs, sectarian tendencies or political orientations.
Emphasizing the City's symbolism for peace and brotherly co-existence.
Getting acquainted with the creative accounts and portraits of the City
in different languages and literatures.
Confirming the human-place bond.
The conference hopes to cover the following themes:
Researchersshed light and analyze the literary works
written in different languages across the globe during the past two centuries.
This includes imaginary literature and travel literature as well, aiming to
present the portrait of Jerusalem in the imagination of writers.
2. Art and Media
Researchers present the image of Jerusalem in global
art and media with emphasis on how that image is distorted and manipulated.
Visual arts, films, conflict reports can all be explored.
Researchers submit critical readings of contemporary
orientalists' views (19th and 20th centuries) towards the
Researchers look critically into the translation relevant
to the City, particularly the translators' normative behavior in communicatingits
true image, on the one hand, and identifying what ought to be translated into
different languages in order to put it more in the eyes of the world, on the
Researchers present a critical and panoramic analysis
of what the elitist educational institutions (of various stages) offer on the
City in their curricula. Such accounts can hopefully point outthe potential
pitfalls and shortcomings and propose solutions.
6. The Hashemite Custodianship
Researchers write aboutthe Hashemite role (past and
present) in the protection and restoration of the holy sites, and persistently
addressing the world community concerning that.
7. The Jerusalemites/Maqdisies
Researchers Scrutinize the different aspects of the
intimate relationship between Jerusalem/al-Quds and the Jerusalemites/Maqdisies;
and to present the City through the eyes of its people.
IV. Specifications of Submitted Papers
1.Subject:Participants should comply with the subject of the specified themes
within the period between the beginning of the 19th century until
2.Language: Papers should be written (and presented) in Arabic, English, Turkish,
French or Spanish. Translations will be provided into Arabic or English.
4.Referencing: Participants should abide by the referencing system followed by the
University of Jordan's "Dirasat" which is accessible under
"submission" on the conference website:
V. Important Dates
Participants who wish to take part in the conference
are kindly asked to:
their abstracts (150-300 words) in Arabic or Englishno later than 28 Feb.,2016,
on the conference website under "submission".
2.send a brief
account of their papers (around 1500 words) no later than 31-05-2016 to be
presented in 20 minutes followed by a 10-minutes discussion, and
finalized papers not later than no later than 31-12-2016. Selected refereed
papers will be published in a special issue of "Dirasat".
Note: Participants will be notified concerning
the acceptance ofpapers no later than 31 March, 2016.
VI. Participation Fees
Participants should deposit($100) into the Conference'
Bank account. in case that this is not possible, it can be paid upon
1- Cairo Bank Amman
UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN
CAIRO AMMAN BANK
UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN BRANCH
NAME & ADDRESS
AC. NO (090002646993)
1- The amount of the transfer
should be inclusive of all the fees and charges due to the intermediate bank
2- The information included
in the transfer should refer to the DETAILS OF THE TRANSFER
VII. Conference Committees
1.Supreme Preparatory Committee
3. Regulatory Committee
4. Financial Support Committee
5. Administrative Committee
6. Media Committee