Università degli Studi di Macerata - Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione
Osservatorio di Genere - Istituto Storico della Resistenza e dell'età contemporanea "Mario Morbiducci"
CALL FOR PAPERS
27 28 29 January 2010, Macerata (Italy)
Before and Beyond Auschwitz
New conflicts and alternative routes among exclusion, identity and diversity
Studies and reflections on Auschwitz (seen) as a paradigmatic event concerning the building and the destruction of both historical and political categories have thoroughly inquired into origins and effects far beyond the 20th-century horizon. These study days aim to propose a re-evaluation of those circumstances (historical, social, political, cultural, philosophical) which, even through progressive dissipations of the sense of (human) limits, led to the formation of regimes where everything seemed possible.
Together with this analysis aimed at confronting different approaches and disciplines we attempt to look into the Contemporaneity, especially the new conflicts often accompanying forms of identity closure, in the light of those exclusion/discrimination models which frequently concern the tout court differences. The intent to go beyond Auschwitz, revitalizing an idea of remembrance that is not merely conservative but try to link up with the Contemporaneity, leads to study those forms of conflict oppositions, from the peace movements to the non-violence, grown during the 20th century.
Within this more general framework the following topics will be closely discussed:
Minority exclusion and discrimination
Gender violence: woman as subject and object of totalitarian regimes
Peace movements and pacifism
Identity and politics: gender, ethnic and social class
New conflict opposition forms after Auschwitz and Hiroshima
Conflicts in the contemporary world
Biopolitics of field
All research workers, scholars and specialists interested in the convention themes are invited to debate these topics in order to foster confrontation among different prospects and viewpoints on branches of learning.
Who wants to participate in one of the thematic workshops is invited to present an abstract of his/her own speech (max 300 words) not later than September 30, 2009. Proposals must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 0039 0733 258 2551.
Only the abstracts in Italian or English language containing name and surname, email address, speech title and a brief curriculum vitae et studiorum (max 2000 characters, spaces included) will be accepted.
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