>Source: <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/cgjs/Call for Papers.htm>.
>UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
>Centre for German-Jewish Studies
>‘National Myths and the Modern Media’
>A two-day International Conference
>Date: 22nd and 23rd October 2003
>Venue: 10, St James Park, London SW1Y 4LE, UK
>Call for Papers
>The Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex is
>organising an International two-day conference on “Nationalist Myths
>and Modern Media” funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The
>conference aims to bring together researchers working in a variety of
>disciplines (including history, social and political sciences, media
>studies), journalists and policy makers. Papers will explore the myths
>and mythologized histories being created and revived by nationalists in
>an era of globalisation and mass media.
>Papers on the following topics are particularly welcome:
>- The influence of globalisation and/or mass media on the revival and
>transformation of nationalist myths
>- The re-evaluation or rehabilitation of historical figures in
>- The relationship and ideological traffic between the ‘centre’
>(mainstream media and politics, academia) and fringe groups
>- The revival, rewriting and contemporary application of the Protocols
>of the Elders of Zion
>- The role of religion in the creation or revival of nationalist myths
>- The denial of World War II collaboration and/or the Holocaust in the
>creation and maintenance of nationalist myths
>- Developments in the nationalist discourses of post-Soviet Russia and
>The working language of the conference is English.
>Selected conference proceedings will be published.
>Proposals for whole panels are also welcomed.
>Please send abstracts by March 1st 2003 to Dr. Hans Brinks
>([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Stella Rock ([log in to unmask]) in
>Word document format as an email attachment.