In conjunction with the conference Chicago 2002: Living the Legacy (A Gathering of Descendants of the Shoah and their Families; June 30-July 2, 2002), an academic conference concerning the theme of Boundaries—emotional, political, historical, social, cultural—is planned by faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago for July 2 and 3, 2002. The conference is entitled Boundaries and its goal is to examine the special position of the descendants of the Shoah. We are seeking scholarly articles, creative texts, and visual art for presentation at the conference and publication in an edited volume.
Please send proposals by February 15, 2002 to:
Matthew Lippmann, Professor of Criminal Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributions in the areas of: personal encounters and reflections on issues of legal accountability, compensation, and restitution; encounters with social and political injustice; the role of the Shoah in shaping identity, creative expression, and political activism; the impact of the Shoah on personal identity and life choices in the second and third generations; the Shoah and contemporary political conflict and calls of conscience; comparative life trajectories and cultural responses; the Holocaust and popular culture.
Elizabeth A. Loentz, Asst. Professor of Germanic Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago (email@example.com)
Scholarly, literary, and artistic contributions concerning post-Shoah Jewish-American identities, women's or gender issues, Yiddish and the Eastern European legacy, Jews and other minority groups, the proliferation of the term "holocaust."
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Professor of Germanic Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contributions dealing with the difficulty of talking and writing about the Shoah; memory, "post-memory", and history; the Central and Western European Jewish heritage; representations of the Shoah; second-generation memoirs; intergenerational relationships; anti-Semitism; children of victims and children of perpetrators.
These original and previously non-published essays or art works should center on the distinctive experience of the daughters, sons, close relatives, and grand children of survivors and of those who were children and young adolescents during the Shoah. Submissions should be in English and personal in style and tone. Larger themes may be explored through the prism of the personal. Final selection will be made by the editors. Selected submissions will be presented or exhibited at the Boundaries conference, and a forum will be provided for discussion. Visual works should be reproduced so as to be suitable for manuscript publication.
Guidelines for proposals: For scholarly articles, please e-mail a 1-2 page abstract. For memoirs or creative writing, please e-mail a 5 page (double-spaced) excerpt. For poetry, e-mail up to three poems. For visual art, please e-mail up to 3 images.
Accepted essays and literary works will be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word. The maximum length for literary or scholarly contributions is 25 pages (Times Roman 12 pt., double spaced).
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Germanic Studies (MC 189)
601 S. Morgan St. 1518 UH
Chicago, IL 60607-2375
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