27 28 29 January 2010, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Macerata (Italy)
Before and Beyond AuschwitzNew conflicts and alternative routes among exclusion, identity and diversity
CALL FOR PAPER
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.
- Angelo D'Orsi (UniversitÓ di Torino)
- Danielle Levy (UniversitÓ di Macerata)
- Yosefa Loshitzky (University of East London)
- Paola Magnarelli (UniversitÓ di Macerata)
- Caterina Resta (UniversitÓ di Messina)
- Andrea Rondini (UniversitÓ di Macerata)
- Anny Dayan Rosenman (UniversitŔ Paris Diderot-Paris VII)
- Victor Sidler (Goldsmiths, University of London)
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