In light of the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi genocide, _Peace Review_ is soliciting submissions for a special commemorative issue on post-genocide Rwanda. We invite scholars from all disciplines, NGO workers, activists, writers, refugees and survivors to consider issues related to post-genocide Rwanda that concomitantly, contribute to progressive work in peace and conflict studies.
Potential topics include:
* Processes of peace, conflict resolution or reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda (e.g., gacaca, ITRC, grassroots organizations, commemorative or cultural production etc.)
* Rwanda in global discourse (eg, in light of Darfur, the Congo, the Great Lakes region, Pan-Africanism, francophonie, human rights,revisionist, activist, ethical or media discourse etc.)
* Political, economic, social or cultural development in post-genocide Rwanda, and/or its attendant issues and problems (e.g., governmental, humanitarian or local organizations, and/or internal/external
* Health and rehabilitation in post-genocide Rwanda (e.g., trauma, AIDS, gender or cultural medical issues etc.)
* Commemorative praxes post-genocide (e.g., memorials, transnational or indigenous projects, film/art/theater or cultural representations etc.)
* Post-genocide Rwanda in literary, cinematic, artistic or cultural production (e.g., novels, testimonials, films, documentaries, art exhibitions, theater productions etc.) and/or analysis of select texts or films about Rwanda through the lens of post-genocide.
* Analysis of key actors in Rwanda post-genocide (e.g., survivors, perpetrators, bystanders, returnees, refugees, NGOs, government, the West, France, Belgium, U.S.)
* Theoretical, narrative, comparative or cross-cultural approaches to post-atrocity, post-genocide, conflict resolution, reconciliation or rehabilitation in light of Rwanda
* Testimonials or reflections by survivors, witnesses, refugees, writers, journalists, activists or humanitarian workers
Please direct inquiries to Madelaine Hron, mhron_at_wlu.ca. Interested participants should submit essays (2500-3500 words) and 2-3 line bios to Madelaine Hron, mhron_at_wlu.ca, at the latest, by 15 April 2009.
_Peace Review_ is a quarterly, multidisciplinary transnational journal of research and analysis focusing on the current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world.
_Peace Review_ publishes essays on ideas and research in peace studies, broadly defined. Essays are relatively short (2500-3500) words, contain no footnotes or exhaustive bibliography, and are intended for a wide readership. The journal is most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding conflicts occurring between nations and peoples. For more information on the journal and issues of style and formatting, see http://www.usfca.edu/peacereview.
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Canada Email: mhron at wlu.ca
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