>> From: Jones K.N. <K.N.Jones@...>
>> Subject: CFP Constructions of Conflict (Date)
>> Date: Thursday, January 4 2007 12:11 pm
>> Call for papers (reminder)
>> CONSTRUCTIONS OF CONFLICT: TRANSMITTING MEMORIES OF THE PAST IN EUROPEAN
>> HISTORIOGRAPHY, LITERATURE AND MEDIA'
>> An interdisciplinary conference hosted by MEICAM, the Modern European
>> Ideologies, Conflict and Memory Research Group, Swansea University,
>> September 10.-12. 2007.
>> Keynote speakers will include:
>> Dr John Foot (University College London)
>> Prof. Mary Fulbrook (University College London)
>> The recent war in Iraq has produced a heightened awareness of how
>> of conflict, such as the rescue of Jessica Lynch, are mediated and
>> represented in the public domain. This interdisciplinary conference
>> to investigate the ways in which memories of social, political and
>> military conflicts have been transmitted within 20th and 21st century
>> European culture. Which roles are played by those who mediate the memory
>> of conflict (first-hand witnesses, historians, journalists, writers,
>> filmmakers, bloggers)? What kinds of interactions and tensions are
>> between public and private discourses of memory? In what ways are
>> of conflict (or their absence) shaped by the political, economic and
>> social parameters of the present? To which ends are such narratives of
>> past deployed?
>> Papers are sought from the areas of history, literature, cultural
>> translation studies, film/media studies, sociology, politics, geography,
>> law, psychology and philosophy on the transmission of the memory of
>> conflict in a European context. These could include World Wars I and II,
>> the Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, protest movements (1968,
>> Greenham Common, G8 at Genoa), the terrorist attacks in Madrid and
>> as well as colonial engagements such as the Algerian War of Independence.
>> Papers exploring European perspectives on global conflicts are also
>> Aspects that papers at this conference might address:
>> . History versus memory; archival versus oral history
>> . The 'ownership' of memories of conflict
>> . Bearing witness: first-hand memories of conflict
>> . Witness testimony: issues of authenticity, reliability and
>> . Memory, history and revisionism
>> . Memorials, museums and landscapes of memory
>> . 'Memory contests' between differing representations of
>> . Public debates on/public perceptions of memories of conflict
>> . The use of 'memory objects' (photographs, letters) in
>> representations of conflict
>> . The shifting roles of different mediators of the past
>> (historians, journalists, writers, internet bloggers etc.)
>> . The role of historians/journalists in war-crimes trials
>> . The role of discourses of memory in shaping perceptions of
>> perpetrators and victims
>> . The ethics of history and memory
>> . The mediation of the memory of conflict in educational contexts
>> . The incorporation of historical material in literature and film
>> . The use of literary/filmic techniques in historical accounts
>> . The memory of conflict in the crime novel or other literary
>> . How mediators of the past deal with the memory of trauma or
>> repressed memories of conflict
>> Abstracts for individual papers or full sessions (300 words) should be
>> sent to the organisers,
>> Dr. Jonathan Dunnage, Dr. Jane Dunnett, Dr. Kathryn Jones and Dr.
>> Katharina Hall (meicam@...) by January 19 2007. Papers will be
>> given in English, and we intend to publish selected contributions.
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