Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies announces the 2005 Modern History & Literature (MHL) Graduate Student Conference:
Remembering World War II: Reminiscence, Commemoration and Invocation
Conference date & location: October 7-8, 2005 at the Drew University campus in Madison, New Jersey.
Call for Papers deadline: March 1, 2005
Drew’s MHL Program invites graduate students and junior scholars in history, literature, film and media, religion, cultural studies, and allied disciplines to participate in an interdisciplinary conference exploring the ways in which World War II has been remembered and the political, social, and cultural uses these memories have served.
Possible topics include:
Comparative memory (between WWII and other wars in American history)
The role of film and other media in constructing memory
The historiography of WWII
Gender and memory
Book history approaches to memory
Literature and memory
The political uses of memory
Ritual and memory
Memory and popular culture
Propaganda and memory
Textbook presentations of the war
Reparations and compensations
Forgetting and denial
Controversies of memory
The conference program committee will consider individual presentations and full panel proposals. Please forward a 300-500 word proposal and brief vita for each paper (panel proposals should also include a brief panel description including the name and vita of the proposed moderator) to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note: no attachments will be opened. Send all info in the body of the e-mail text.
Panels should include no more than three speakers, with a total time for speakers, commentary, and discussion of 85 minutes. Individual presentations should not to exceed 20 minutes.
Further information on the conference will be posted on the MHL website in the months to come at the web address shown below. Questions should be sent to:
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