Fiction of Worlds and Struggles/Fictions des Mondes et de Leurs Luttes

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 23 (Main Building)
RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee)

Language: English and French

As a mirror or contrast to sociological approach of struggles for a better world, fictions and their worlds are a sphere for struggles for representation as well as struggles opposing representations.
In the very heart of popular culture, its avant-garde, elites or mainstreams, literature, movies, games, comics, mangas, performances question social, environmental, technical and political orders and disorders. They experiment dystopias and utopias; players, readers and actors often live these worlds of fiction as real life, through avatars and pseudonyms or as co-authors in interactive digital creation. The world of work and organisation also contributes to fiction-making for management, enrolment or resistance purposes: serious games, video for training and control, storytelling. Social and political struggles are represented, experienced and somewhat fought. 
The session will host presentation of works, plans and devices, production, practice and consumption in the fields of literature, imaginary creation, games and organisation.
Session Organizer:
Olivier CHANTRAINE, Universite de Lille 3, France
Dead Girls: In Fiction As in Life?
Fiona NELSON, University of Calgary, Canada
Struggles for Social Status of Manga: The Analysis of Joint Works By the Manga-Artist Group in "Asahi Graph" in the 1930s.
Maki SUZUKI, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Les Firmes Et Leur Management à Travers La Science Fiction /Science Fiction Stories of the Firm and Its Management
Bernard CONVERT, CNRS, Université de lille, France; Lise DEMAILLY, Universite de Lille, CLERSE-CNRS, France
The Iconoclastic Spirit of Literature and Art: The Case Study of the Street-Propaganda(gaitousenden) Performances in 1920s Japan.
Yuko OBI, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies. The university of Tokyo, Japan
Avant-Garde Inscribed into a Space; A Space Inscribed in an Avant-Garde 333132@Mail.Muni.Cz
Petr KUBALA, Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Sociology, Czech Republic