The interest in the call for papers for our conference on Charlotte Delbo and her writings has been such that we have decided to broaden the scope of the conference.
With this in mind, and to maximise opportunities for people to participate, we are issuing a revised call for papers with an extended deadline of 10 January 2013. The conference will take place on 18 March 2013, as stated in the original Call for Papers.
The conference aims to highlight the contribution that Delbo and other survivors, including Primo Levi, Jorge Semprun and Jean Amery made to Holocaust testimonial writing. What is the importance of gender in Holocaust testimony? How have French women and French resisters contributed to Holocaust writing and representation? What is the legacy of the writings of Levi, Semprun, Amery and others? And are poetry, fiction and theatre more effective than memoirs as prisms of transmission and understanding of the Nazi camp experience?
Among other themes we are interested in receiving papers on: The role of literature in re-presenting (making present) the Nazi camp experience; Testimony through theatre; The relationship between literature and history in testimonial writings; The impact of survivorsí writings (Delbo, Levi, Semprun, Amery and others); The prose and writings of Charlotte Delbo
The revised call for papers can be found on the Pears Institute website. http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/writing-auschwitz/
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Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Birkbeck College, University of London
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London WC1B 5DQ
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