>From: "Marta Marin" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Literature of Concentration Camps
>World-Wide (6/30/06; collection)
>The Research Group for the Study of the Literature of
>Concentration Camps at Wilfrid Laurier University
>seeks articles for a collective volume on the
>Literature of Survivors of Concentration Camps
>Whereas we take the Shoah as the paradigm from which
>to establish a conceptual framework for the study of
>the literature of survivors of concentration camps, we
>endorse Giorgio AgambenŪs understanding of the
>concentration camp as a ždislocating localizationÓ set
>up by the State, which represents the žhidden matrix
>of the politics in which we are still livingÓ (Homo
>Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life). We are
>therefore open to the analysis of any type of
>literature produced by survivors of a legally
>sanctioned place of exclusion where the condition
>inhumana forces human beings to confront the spectre
>of bare life.
>We are particularly interested in papers that approach
>the subject from a comparative literary perspective.
>Studies of texts and contexts that have not yet been
>analyzed in depth and/or that challenge to the
>previous study of the subject are especially welcome.
>We also encourage interdisciplinary and
>multidisciplinary approaches, drawing from
>developments in such domains as philosophy, history,
>psychoanalysis, politics, pedagogy and legal studies.
>Possible topics include but are by no means limited
>1. Comparative approaches to the literary
>representation of time and space.
>2. The status of the testimony (third-person
>testimony, artificial memories).
>3. The importance of the literature of survivors of
>concentration camps for current politics.
>4. Gender differences in the literature of survivors
>of concentration camps.
>5. Literature of survivors and ideology as strategies
>6. How life žafter the eventÓ is presented and
>problematized through literature.
>7. Silence and writing (questions related to the
>unspeakable, the importance of dreams as
>representation of life before, during and after the
>8. The transmission of the experience as represented
>in the second and third generations.
>9. Different literary genres (such as poetry, theatre
>and opera) for the transmission of limit experiences.
>10. The language of testimony (transmitting the
>experience through a second or third language).
>Manuscripts should be in English. Authors must
>provide English translations of all citations not
>originally in English. Please use the most recent MLA
>guidelines for documentation style. Maximum Length: 20
>Manuscripts in electronic version along with CV should
>be send to Dr. Marta Marin at: [log in to unmask] Please
>use the same address if you need further information.
>Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2006
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