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Call For Papers:
“Genesis to Yesterday: Memory, Representation, and Jewish Identity” - Graduate Student Conference
Location and Date: Indiana University-Bloomington, February 20–21, 2014.
Keynote Speaker: Laura Levitt, Temple University
The Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University-Bloomington is announcing its 2nd annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference. This conference will explore the dialectic relationship between Jews and memory, Jews and cultural productions of memory, and the representation of Jewishness through the lens of memory. How has memory functioned in Jewish identity throughout history and how does memory function today? Or, how have others represented Jews or “the Jew” in their past and memory? Appropriate proposals might explore such topics as the role of memory politics in America, Europe, or Israel; Jewish memoirs; memory represented in literature; theater, film, and music; the place of memory in rabbinics and Jewish law; Holocaust memorialization by Jews and Gentiles; and testimony and memory. The conference is designed to encompass a range of academic subjects, while producing a sustained and focused debate on the importance of memory in Judaism, Jewish culture, and Jewish identity.
Authors will deliver a 20-minute paper, with response and questions at the end of each panel. The following information should be attached to a submission:
A paper title
Abstract (minimum of 300 words, and no more than 500)
Contact information, including name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and graduate institution.
Proposal submission deadline: November 18, 2013
Please send proposals as an e-mail attachment to Matthew Brittingham, conference chair, at email@example.com with “Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference Proposal” as its subject. Final decision will be made no later than mid-December. Scholars must provide their own travel and lodging expenses.
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