CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (9/30/06; 3/17/07)

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CFP: Representations of 9/11 (UK) (03/17/07; 09/30/06) Call for papers for a
one-day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted at University of Westminster,
London, England.

The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies in partnership with the
University of Hull invites proposals for papers and panels for our
Interdisciplinary "Representations of 9/11" Conference.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof. Peter Brooker, University of Nottingham

In an article in the New York Times, Michiko Katutani wrote that of the emergent
artistic responses to 9/11, 'Thus far, words alone have proved curiously
inadequate as a means of testimony'.

In the aftermath of 9/11, many artists were called upon to express their views
of the most appalling events that had just taken place. It was as if, more than
most people, they might frame some response adequate to the moment: as artists
with language, their linguistic responses might somehow achieve an expressive
intensity capable of embodying or representing the events themselves and the
feelings they generated. This raises the question of artistic responsibility
and the role of the artist in relation to the pressure of momentous
contemporary events.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

The problems of representation
The politics of representation
The role of the artist in relation to the momentous contemporary events
Iain Banks
Paul Auster
Don DeLillo
Glyn Maxwell
Frederic Beigbeder
Jonathan Safran-Foer
Art Spiegelman
Ken Loach
J.G. Ballard
11'09''01 Film anthology
Will Self
David Hare
Martin Amis
Ian McEwan
Claire Tristram

We will be actively pursuing various publishing outputs related to the

Send abstracts (no more than 250 words) for proposed 20 minute papers by
30th September 2006 to Please mark the
subject of your email "Representations of 9/11 abstract". Alternatively, you
can post your abstracts to Martyn Colebrook, Department of English, University
of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, England HU6 7RX. Proposals for
comprised panels of three speakers are also welcome.

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