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>From: "O'Dochartaigh Pol" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CfP2: Anglo-Saxon fatherlands
>
>Colleagues,
>
>Find below a repeat of the Call for Papers for 
>our conference to be held in Coleraine next 
>June. Following a number of queries, I can 
>confirm that we would welcome offers of papers 
>that might stretch the boundaries as outlined 
>below. Some of you have asked whether depictions 
>of fascism in the UK and USA that are not 
>strictly Nazi might be included, and the short 
>answer is yes, if a group of such papers makes 
>what we would consider to be a coherent session. 
>The deadlines outlined below stand.
>
>Best wishes,
>Pól.
>Humanities Research Institute
>Call for Papers
>
>Anglo-Saxon Fatherlands:
>Fictional and Filmic Representations of
>the Worlds Hitler Never Made
>
>A Conference to be held at the University of Ulster, Coleraine,
>Northern Ireland, on 20-22 June 2007.
>
>"What If?" has been a significant question in 
>historical research in the past ten years, 
>provoking the publication of a range of essays 
>and books on alternative historical scenarios, 
>including a Nazi victory in World War II. This 
>conference aims to investigate the scenario of a 
>Nazi/fascist-dominated society as it has been 
>portrayed not in alternative historical books 
>and essays, but in literature and film since the 
>1930s, from Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen 
>Here, through Philip K. Dick's The Man in the 
>High Castle and Robert Harris's Fatherland to 
>Philip Roth's The Plot Against America. The 
>conference organizers invite papers either on 
>individual authors and/or works or on thematic 
>elements of such literature (portrayals of 
>collaboration, degrees of "normality", 
>characterizations of Nazis, etc.). Though most 
>such literature appears to have been published 
>in the UK and the USA, the conference is not 
>restricted to papers on literature that was 
>written in English. The conference language 
>will, however, be English. The organizers intend 
>submitting a proposal for an edited book, based 
>on a selection of papers from the conference, to 
>a major academic publisher.
>
>
>The conference will include a screening of the 
>1964 British film It Happened Here, which is set 
>in Nazi-occupied Britain, and an open interview 
>with the film's director, Kevin Brownlow.
>
>
>Offers of papers, in the form of an abstract of 
>300 words (max.) and including a 10-line 
>autobiographical summary, should be sent as Word 
>attachments to both Prof. Ian Wallace 
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]) 
>and Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh 
>(<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]), 
>to reach us no later than 31 October 2006. 
>Decisions will be communicated by 30 November 
>2006.
>
>Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh (Professor of German);
>Director, Humanities Research Institute;
>Chair, Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern 
>Language, Literary and Cultural Studies;
>
>Address:
>Humanities Research Institute
>University of Ulster
>Coleraine, BT52 1SA
>N. Ireland
>
>Tel: +44 28 7032 4111
>Fax: +44 28 7032 4925
>E-Mail: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>
>Web: <http://www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/hri>www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/hri
><http://www.ria.ie/committees/modlang/index.html>http://www.ria.ie/committees/modlang/index.html
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