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CFP: Life Writing and Human Rights: Genres of Testimony Deadline: 15 February 2011, Event: 11 - 13 July 2011
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Kingston University London/University of Minnesota
Life Writing and Human Rights: Genres of Testimony
The stories we tell about our lives and the lives of those around us leave footprints across history. That history can be of personal, familial or of widespread political and public importance. Whether public or private, the telling of and the listening to life narratives is a concern of increasing importance across a range of disciplines, professions and practices.
What is the relationship between these two concerns: Human Rights and Life Narratives?
The Conference Organisers, Annette Kobak, Patricia Hampl, Eva Hoffman, Meg Jensen, Philip Spencer and Brian Brivati, developed this event in collaboration with writers, academics, human rights activists, historians and filmmakers including Ben Barkow, David Charters, Catherine Cissé, Rachel Cusk, Jim Dawes, Barbara Frey, Vesna Goldsworthy, Margaretta Jolly, Rob Lemkin, Max Saunders, and George Szirtes, many of whom will be participating in the conference itself.
Additional speakers to include Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson
We invite the submission of abstracts and suggestions for potential papers, workshops, round‐table discussions, panels,performances and works in progress that will add to our understanding of the processes involved in the shaping of genres of testimony, from the collection of eyewitness accounts of atrocities to the archiving of propaganda, letters and ephemera from scenes of human rights abuse, print and broadcast media coverage before during and after an event, as
We would particularly welcome papers, panels, workshops, performances or readings that:
ABSTRACTS AND ENQUIRIES