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>From: "Andrew Hill" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Haunting, War and Conflict (Sweden) (10/15/05; Space, 
>Haunting, Discourse, 6/15/06-6/18/06)
>
>'Haunting, War and Conflict' - a session to be held at 'Space, Haunting,
>Discourse,' an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department =
>of
>English at Karlstad University, Sweden, June 15-18, 2006.
>
>
>Session description:
>
>The realm of the ghostly has figured as a repeated referent in histories =
>of
>war and conflict - from the pre-modern practice of invoking ghosts and
>spirits to assist in combat, to notions of the ghosts of dead soldiers =
>and
>citizens haunting battlefields and sites of destruction, to the =
>portrayal of
>Al Qaeda as constituting a type of 'phantom enemy'.
>
>Despite the depth of historical linkages between war, conflict and the
>ghostly, and the range of potential topics for analysis, comparatively
>little scholarly research has appeared on these themes.
>
>This panel seeks to bring together papers on the diversity of =
>connections
>between the ghostly and war and conflict, to contrast and establish =
>links
>between different historical periods and diverse spaces and locales.
>
>Possible themes include but are not limited to:
>
>  - The haunting of conflict spaces - battlefields, hospitals, sites of
>destruction.
>
>- Changing conceptions of the ghostly in relation to war and conflict.
>
>- The ontology of the enemy.
>
>- The invocation of ghosts to aid combat.
>
>- The aftermath of combat and conflict.
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>- Ghosts and the representation of war and conflict.
>
>- Psychoanalysis, phantasy and combat.
>
>- The 'disappearances' of combatants and civilians.
>
>- The traces of past wars and conflicts.
>
>
>First CFP deadline 15th October 2005.  =20
>
>
>Please email abstracts of 250-300 words, for presentations of 15-20 =
>minutes,
>to -
>
>Dr Andrew Hill
>
>[log in to unmask]
>
>Research Associate
>Centre for Media Research
>University of Ulster
>Coleraine
>County Londonderry
>BT52 1SA
>
>
>Please include contact information.
>
>For more information on the full conference, visit the conference =
>homepage:
>
>http://www.kk.kau.se/eng/conf/space/

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