'Haunting, War and Conflict' - a session to be held at 'Space, Haunting,
Discourse,' an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Department =
English at Karlstad University, Sweden, June 15-18, 2006.
The realm of the ghostly has figured as a repeated referent in histories =
war and conflict - from the pre-modern practice of invoking ghosts and
spirits to assist in combat, to notions of the ghosts of dead soldiers =
citizens haunting battlefields and sites of destruction, to the =
Al Qaeda as constituting a type of 'phantom enemy'.