CFP: Defining Victimhood (grad) (2/16/07); (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Tina Stavropoulos

(dis)junctions 2007: malappropriation nation
defining victimhood
This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation
at the University of California Riverside's 14th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7,

Contributors are invited to submit critical papers
which consider the definition(s) of victimhood in
contemporary politics, literature, etc. Given the
heavily biased representations of terrorism in regions
such as Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, etc., what trends
are evident in the historical, social, and political
representation of these groups? How are
"perpetrators" and "victims" codified in any
particular discourse? Does this ideologically
saturated discourse force blame on the victims? Are
different or similar trends occurring in other
national discourses? Most importantly, how does
ideological perception affect the domestic and foreign
policy of a particular nation or groups of nations?
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by January 5, 2007 (text
in the body of the message; please no attachments).

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