CFP: Culture & Power Conference: The Plots of History (Spain) (5/31/07; 9/26/07-9/28/07)

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Culture & Power Seminar - Call for Papers


12th International Conference Culture & Power
University of Oviedo, Spain
September 26 - 28, 2007

Cultural theory at the end of the 20th Century claimed that there would be an end to all metanarratives.
That end does not seem to be forthcoming in the present age, as new and old forms of manufacturing truth and emplotting history continue to affect our representations of the world.
This conference invites papers that address this topic from a variety of positions within Cultural Studies. We welcome papers dealing specifically with issues such as the following:

cultural studies as a history of the present
historiographic metafiction
cultural studies and gender
history as trauma
current historical plots
historic fabrications
myth-making and cultural history
cultural criticism of history writing
historiographic discourse analysis
the commodification and consumpton of history
conspiracy theory in the media
the composition of alternative histories
herstory, history and gender
populist history versus academic history
genealogies of cultural history
historicising globalisation
contemporary historical genres
criticism of historical identities

Completed papers (max. 2,500 words) should be ready by MAY 31, 2007
They must be submitted together with a 200-word abstract. A selection of the accepted papers will be published in a monograph after the conference.
Papers can be presented in English or Spanish.

Enquiries may be sent to the organisers, Dr. Rubén Valdés Miyares ( ) and Dra. Carla Rodríguez González ( )

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