[Humanist] 28.763 events: texts in times of conflict

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Feb 23 08:14:23 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 763.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:57:04 +0000
        From: Richard Tromans <p11039791 at myemail.dmu.ac.uk>
        Subject: CfP: Texts in times of conflict

CfP: Texts in times of conflict

Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time,
Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the
technological drivers which had 'changed the appearance and state of the
whole world'. Bacon's identification of communicative (print), violent
(gunpowder) and technological (compass) forms of cultural expression and
exchange as world-shaping continues to resonate, shaping the production and
interpretation of texts.

We welcome papers of between 15 and 20 minutes' length on topics including
but not limited to:

   - Textual and visual representations, interpretations of and responses
   to conflict
   - Adaptations which respond to past and/or present conflicts
   - Conflictual relationships between artistic, critical and intellectual
   - Processes and agents shaping the design, production, dissemination and
   consumption of texts
   - Theoretical and bibliographical methodologies
   - Intellectual conflicts surrounding the emergence of new media and
   - Competing or contradictory representations of conflict through
   identical or different expressive forms
   - State involvement in the production, dissemination and consumption of
   texts in times of conflict
   - The evolution of media forms and their impact on conflict-based studies

Proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted online at
https://gradcats.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/ by Friday 5 June.
Alternatively, email them to gradcats at outlook.com.

Texts in times of conflict will take place on 7, 8 or 9 September. The date
will be confirmed by the middle of March.

This conference is jointly hosted by De Montfort's Centre for Textual
Studies and Centre for Adaptations.

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