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GERMAN-CFP-L  January 2007

GERMAN-CFP-L January 2007

Subject:

CFP: Constructions of Conflict (UK) (1/19/07; 9/10-12/07)

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Megan McKinstry <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:41:40 -0600

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>From: "Kathryn Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP Constructions of Conflict
>
>Call for papers (reminder)
>
>'CONSTRUCTIONS OF CONFLICT: TRANSMITTING MEMORIES OF THE PAST IN EUROPEAN
>HISTORIOGRAPHY, LITERATURE AND MEDIA'
>
>An interdisciplinary conference hosted by MEICAM, the Modern European
>Ideologies, Conflict and Memory Research Group, Swansea University,
>September 10.-12. 2007.
>
>Keynote speakers will include:
>
>Dr John Foot (University College London)
>Prof. Mary Fulbrook (University College London)
>
>The recent war in Iraq has produced a heightened awareness of how memories
>of conflict, such as the rescue of Jessica Lynch, are mediated and
>represented in the public domain. This inter-disciplinary conference seeks
>to investigate the ways in which memories of social, political and military
>conflicts have been transmitted within 20th and 21st century European
>culture. Which roles are played by those who mediate the memory of conflict
>(first-hand witnesses, historians, jour-nalists, writers, filmmakers,
>bloggers)? What kinds of interactions and tensions are visible between
>public and private discourses of memory? In what ways are memories of
>conflict (or their absence) shaped by the political, economic and social
>parameters of the present? To which ends are such narratives of the past
>deployed?
>
>Papers are sought from the areas of history, literature, cultural studies,
>translation studies, film/media studies, soci-ology, politics, geography,
>law, psychology and philosophy on the transmission of the memory of
>conflict in a European context. These could include World Wars I and II,
>the Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, protest movements (1968, Greenham
>Common, G8 at Genoa), the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London, as well
>as colonial engagements such as the Algerian War of Indepen-dence. Papers
>exploring European perspec-tives on global conflicts are also welcome.
>
>Aspects that papers at this conference might address:
>
>         History versus memory; archival versus oral history
>
>         The 'ownership' of memories of conflict
>
>         Bearing witness: first-hand memories of conflict
>
>         Witness testimony: issues of authenticity, reliability and
>veracity
>
>         Memory, history and revisionism
>
>         Memorials, museums and landscapes of memory
>
>         'Memory contests' between differing representations of conflicts
>
>         Public debates on/public perceptions of memories of conflict
>
>         The use of 'memory objects' (photographs, letters) in
>representations of conflict
>
>         The shifting roles of different mediators of the past
>
>(historians, journalists, writers, internet bloggers etc.)
>
>         The role of historians/journalists in war-crimes trials
>
>         The role of discourses of memory in shaping perceptions of 
>perpetrators and victims
>
>         The ethics of history and memory
>
>         The mediation of the memory of conflict in educational contexts
>
>         The incorporation of historical material in literature and film
>
>         The use of literary/filmic techniques in historical accounts
>
>         The memory of conflict in the crime novel or other literary
>genres
>
>         How mediators of the past deal with the memory of trauma or
>repressed memories of conflict
>
>Abstracts for individual papers or full sessions (300 words) should be sent
>to the organisers,
>
>Dr. Jonathan Dunnage, Dr. Jane Dunnett, Dr. Kathryn Jones and Dr. Katharina
>Hall ([log in to unmask]) by January 19 2007. Papers will be given in
>English, and we intend to publish selected contributions.

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