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

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