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FW: "American Mourning," Keele University, UK, Ma
From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine [mailto:sao15@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 8:26 PM
Subject: CFP: "American Mourning," Keele University, UK, Ma
First call for papers
Date: Friday 11th May (starting late afternoon) - Saturday 12th May
(finishing early evening), 2001.
An interdisciplinary conference at Keele University, hosted by the School
of American Studies.
Cultural memory has attracted increasing and varied academic attention
across disciplines in recent years. The cultural attempts to remember
events that seem to defy representation or comprehension have been a matter
of particular scrutiny. In this light, memory studies has raised the
following questions. In what ways is mourning (or melancholia) a response
to memories that cannot be captured or explained or `worked through'? In
what ways is mourning a part of remembering? How does the representation of
memory function as mourning? In what ways is the representation of memory
the residue of what cannot be mourned or what cannot even be remembered?
While hoping to maintain the diversity of memories studied and the varied
approach to them, this conference will seek to provide a focus for
interdisciplinary memory studies in terms of mourning on a North American
cultural scene, the significance of what is mourned there and how it is
mourned. From the inception of mourning as part of the cultural fabric of
the nation in the face of its foundational, genocidal events, to the
current obsession with memory in a supposedly amnesiac culture, we believe
this American focus will suggest a rich resource for conference papers.
Monuments, museums, memorials
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Vietnam War
Incest narratives and/or recovered memories of child abuse
Memories of slavery and/or genocide of Native Americans
Amnesia and forgetting
Place and space
Haunting and ghosts
Deadline for abstracts (of no more than 300 words): 31st January, 2001.
(Conference papers should be no more than 20 minutes.)
Please send abstracts and requests for further information to:
Richard Crownshaw and Monica Pearl, School of American Studies,
Keele University, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG, UK.
Tel. (Monica) 01782 583018; Tel. (Richard) 01782 583019
Email (Monica) m.pearl@...
Email (Richard) r.s.crownshaw@...
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