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International Conference "On the Eve of War" | 5-6 December | Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon
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CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS
The V CECC International Conference on Culture and Conflict “On the Eve of War” aims to examine periods that anticipate wars and conflicts from various perspectives. Before the current world crisis, which threatens a future of peace; at the dawn of the new millennium, born in the shadow of a new type of war, the war on terror; and keeping in mind the proximity of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, it is urgent to investigate (i) if there are any anticipated or predicted wars; (ii) how they are emplotted; and (iii) (re)configured.
Regardless of the historical context, it is possible to identify common denominators in pre-war periods: a retreat into political extremes, violence, hatred, ethnic and religious conflicts, suspicion, insecurity, distrust, the emergence of leaders that stimulate bigotry, among others. In short, the period that precedes war comprises a whole edifice of narratives about impending dangers to the values that shape western civilization.
The conference “On the Eve of War” aims to discuss the aesthetic, ethical, social, political, economic and ideological aspects that constitute the conceptual framework of the war phenomenon and their discursive impact on the cultural fabric, the production of subjectivity. Papers are welcome on the following issues:
1. Nationalism, colonialism, racism
The Conference working languages will be Portuguese and English.
Please send the Organizing Committee 300-word abstracts for 20-minute papers as well as a brief biographical note (circa 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st. Proposals should list paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details.
Notification of acceptance will be given by September 15th, 2013.