Call for Papers Narratives of Survival

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Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies

University of Warwick
Call for Papers

For a two day conference to be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28 th January 2006

Narratives of Survival

Keynote speakers:


Gunnar S. Paulsson
Author of Secret City. Hidden Jews of Warsaw 1939-1945.

Yale University Press, 2002


Vieda Skultans
Author of The Testimony of Lives. Narrative and Memory

                in Post-Soviet Latvia. Routledge, 1998



Janina Struk
Author of Photographing the Holocaust. I.B. Taurus, 2004


The aim of the conference is to draw together people working in a wide range of academic fields to explore how we record, remember and commemorate the major traumatic events of the 20th century (from the Boer wars to the massacres in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia), and what are the long term social, cultural and political consequences of tragic events that involved large numbers of people.

Proposals for papers of 20 minutes are invited within the following broad thematic categories: Recording and representing: Remembering and commemorating: Retelling and forgetting   

Abstracts of about 300 words for 20 minute papers should be sent by 01.09.05 to  subject: Narratives06.  Decision on inclusion by 01.10.05

Registration for the conference (keynote speeches, papers, accompanying events, tea and coffee) will cost £40 (£25 for those attending for one day) if paid before 1.11.05 and £50 (£35) after that and on the day. Cheques to be made payable to the University of Warwick and sent to CTTCS, Humanities Building, University of Warwick, CV4 7AL.

Credit card payments (from non-UK residents) details should be sent to Mrs Maureen Tustin at CTCCS, fax no. 44(0)24 7652 4468. University facilities will be available for meals and there is information about transport and accommodation on the Centre's website

and on the University website


In collaboration with ACUME NETWORK




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