CFP: Victory Culture (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Spies
contact email: 
elizabethspies@hotmail.com

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside

This panel will consist of papers concerning the rhetoric around the
American narrative and Victory Culture. What narratives of history have
contributed to the American consciousness as a culture of victory?
-What are the major groundworks which have either disturbed or buttressed
the American vision of a victory culture? The cowboy/Indian narrative,
Rambo, etc.
-narratives of political victory (i.e. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, or the
more recent TV series The West Wing),
-national consciousness concerning the American war story, contemporary news
representations of war.
-How do these presentations immobilize history?
-How do alternate narratives coincide with the vision of America as a
Victory Culture? i.e Fahrenheit 911, the Kinsey Report, etc.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to elizabethspies_at_hotmail.com by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media.

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