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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>An international interdisciplinary conference
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>Department of English, Swansea University, Wales, UK
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>Trauma and the Sublime
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>Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 August 2008
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>PLENARY SPEAKERS
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>Christine Battersby (Warwick)
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>Elisabeth Bronfen (Zurich)
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>Richard Humphreys (Tate Britain)
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>Gene Ray (independent critic)
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>Philip Shaw (Leicester)
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>In recent decades, trauma studies and the category of the sublime have engaged
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>theorists and practitioners across a range of cultural disciplines 
>and activities,
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>informing work on the postmodern, historical memory and testimony, 
>the avant-garde,
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>and theories of representation and ideology. This international,
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>interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the impact of present 
>and past versions of
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>trauma and the sublime, and to consider the extent to which these 
>terms might inhabit
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>each other. Papers are invited in any area of trauma studies and 
>theories and practices
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>of the sublime, particularly contributions that consider the 
>connections or interactions
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>between trauma and sublimity. The conference welcomes proposals from the
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>disciplines of literature, philosophy, history and art history, 
>politics, psychoanalysis,
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>film, music, theology, science, medicine and any other field where 
>the themes of the
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>conference take on meaning.
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>TOPICS MAY INCLUDE
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>abjection
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>gender
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>race
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>apocalypse
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>genocide
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>sexuality
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>colonialism
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>the gothic
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>slavery
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>consumption
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>history
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>suttee
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>cultural memory
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>language
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>temporality
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>desire
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>literature
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>terror
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>divinity
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>martyrdom
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>testimony
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>ecology
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>materiality
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>visual presentation
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>ethics
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>the occult
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>war
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>200-word proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to the 
>conference organisers,
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>Dr Steve Vine and Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, at 
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>post to Department of English, Swansea University, Wales, SA2 8PP, 
>UK - before 31
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>March 2008.
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>Professor Stefani Engelstein Associate Professor of German 
>Department of German & Russian Studies University of Missouri 
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