CLE 2019

Cultural Literacy in Europe: Third Biennial Conference, Lisbon 9-11 May 2019

Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality


The CLE Biennial Conference 2019 will be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon). The topic is Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality. Keynote speakers will include Prof Boaventura de Sousa SantosProf Sowon Park and Ahmet Öğüt.

This Conference will address modes of conviviality that cultures may have resisted, promoted or facilitated down the ages and especially in the present. It will reflect upon the role and effects of cultural literacy in different media, in the shaping of today’s politics and global economy. As a potent tool for spreading ideas and ideologies, cultural literacy helps shape world-views and social attitudes in indelible ways that need further investigation.


Draft programme

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 Call for Papers (now closed)

CLE Biennial Conference 2019

Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality

Thu 9 – Sat 11 May 2019, Lisbon



Ahmet Öğüt, “Strategic Diagram for Non-hierarchical Participatory Radical Democracy” (Detail), Courtesy the artist.

PLEASE NOTE: to attend the conference, you need to become a member of CLE.

We are grateful to the following for supporting this conference: De Gruyter Open Access journals and the British Comparative Literature Association



During your stay in Lisbon we suggest the following accommodation facilities:
Turim Saldanha ****
Hotel Açores Lisboa ****
Hotel Marriot ****
Sana Malhoa Hotel ****
Star Inn Lisbon Airport ***
Radisson Blu Hotel ****
Lisboa Central Park ***
Evidência Light Santa Catarina **
Hostels and GuestHouse
Casa do Zé Guesthouse
Lost Inn Lisbon
Lisbon Chillout Hostel
Lisboa Central Hostel

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Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon)