This conference, to be held in the Sykes Student Union Theater and Ballrooms at West Chester University from March 26 to March 27, 2007, will feature panels of experts and scholars across a wide range of disciplines (history, sociology, literature, film, and theater). The main goal of the conference is to highlight the various ways in which performers in theater and film in the United States have attempted to address the social reality of bigotry by critiquing it and devising alternative modes of discourse to neutralize it.
Select papers from the conference will be published in an online journal which Holocaust and Genocide Studies is inaugurating, entitled Perceptions: A Journal of Race, Gender, and Class. We also intend to pursue a larger publication to include more of the presentations.
We welcome papers from both professional academicians and graduate students on the following topics:
• Racism, bigotry, and prejudice as confronted by theater and/or film
• Gender, sexual orientation in theater and/or film
• The image of the Jew, anti-Semitism, and the Holocaust in theater and/or film
• Cinematic representations of genocide
The sessions will be approximately 90 minutes, allowing for papers of 20 minute length. All abstracts of paper proposals should be no more than 250 words and should be sent, either as a hardcopy or electronic attachment in Microsoft Word, to:
Dr. Jonathan C. Friedman
Director, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Proposals should include:
1. Author’s name, institutional affiliation, and title/position
2. Contact information: e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers
3. Title of paper
3. An abstract of the paper, no more than 250 words.
5. Requests for any audio-visual equipment (overhead, slide projector, PowerPoint, etc.)
The deadline for submission is July 1, 2006. We will announce acceptance of proposals and our program itinerary by August 31, 2006.
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