Call for Papers
With the development of the modern state, there has been an ongoing tension between the will to control and at the same time allow free speech to develop. In English-speaking countries, the theme of “Censorship and Discourse” has been a recurrent concern from the 16th century to the present day, as the numerous censored publications and writings against censorship testify.
This conference will focus on three different aspects of censorship and discourse:
1) The nature of censorship and the way in which it reflects the norms and values of the day;
2) The discourse of censors as institutions of censorship;
3) The perception of censorship and the reactions it entails.
The aim is to bring together specialists from different disciplines: from the literary and linguistic disciplines to the human and social sciences. The conference will be organised on a panel basis and will be in English.
We welcome submissions from a broad range of disciplines: Literature, Philosophy, Linguistics, History, Law, Political science, Sociology, Anthropology, the Visual Arts, and Economics. Postgraduates are welcome.
Please send an abstract of up to 250 words, together with your particulars (names, institutional address, occupational status, postal and e-mail addresses) to the following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
Submissions will be examined by the scientific committee and answers given by the end of December.
The deadline is 15 December 2009.
There will be a registration fee of 50 euros as a contribution towards meals and conference expenses.
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