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>CALL FOR PAPERS
>The Dreyfus Affair Race, Religion and the Molding of National Identity
>March 26-29, 2003
>Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, USA
>DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: October 1, 2002
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>In October 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French Army, was
>arrested and falsely accused of espionage and treason. For more than a
>decade, Dreyfus and his family sought justice, while his cause became an
>international one. With political pressure from other governments and
>advocacy from French intellectuals, the French civil government eventually
>pardoned Dreyfus for the crime he never committed.
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>More than a century later, this conference seeks to revisit the Dreyfus
>Affair, its context, and its impact on world history. The case raises
>issues about institutional loyalty, the nature of "race," governmental
>oversight of the military, the rights of citizens, the power of state
>religions, and the nature of national identity. Ultimately the Affair asks
>the question: What is the political responsibility of the artist,
>journalist, scholar, cleric or teacher in speaking out at time of crisis or
>conflict?  The conference will bring together internationally known
>scholars with younger academics for a community dialogue about race,
>religions and national identity. Also, the conference will include an
>exhibit of political cartoons and posters from the Affair and a screening
>and discussion of The Life of Emile Zola (1937).
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>We invite proposals from all fields of the humanities. Organizers have
>identified several themes for the conference, although papers may be
>submitted that are outside these broad areas as well.
>--Anti-Semitism in fin-de-si╦cle Europe
>--Nationalism, national identity and identity politics
>--Rise of Zionism
>--The rise of the media and nationalism
>--Racism, eugenics and degeneration
>--Gender, class and religion
>--Religions and states
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>Please submit a current c.v. and a 250-word proposal no later than Oct. 1,
>2002. The organizers plan to publish some of the papers, and funds are
>available to help defray travel costs for those participating in the
>conference. Notification of acceptance will be sent in early November. Send
>proposals to:
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>Dr. Rochelle L. Millen          Dr. Timothy L. Wilkerson        Dr. Tammy
>M. Proctor
>Religion Department             Languages Department            Chair,
>History Department
>Wittenberg University           Wittenberg University           Wittenberg
>University
>P.O. Box 720                    P.O. Box 720                    P.O. Box 720
>Springfield, OH 45501           Springfield, OH
>45501           Springfield, OH 45501
>(937) 327-7404          (937) 327-6357                  (937) 327-7841
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>Dr. Tammy Proctor
>Chair, History Department
>Wittenberg University
>P.O. Box 720
>Springfield, OH  45501
>(937) 327-7841
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