27th-28th May 2010
Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare/
Regards croisés sur les guerres modernes
27th -28th May 2010
Contributions are invited for a conference which will take place at the University of Caen on 27th and 28th May 2010.
Maison de la Recherche en Sciences humaines (MRSH – UMS 843 CNRS)
Université de Caen
Centre de Recherche Littératures et Sociétés Anglaises et Américaines – LSA de l'Equipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la Grande-Bretagne, l'Irlande et l'Amérique du Nord – ERIBIA (EA 2610)
It is hoped to extend the work done during the first Regards croisés/Varieties of Experience workshops on representations of the two World Wars by widening the scope of the conference to all twentieth and twenty-first century conflicts.
Papers are invited on any aspect of representation/interpretation of war.
A non-exhaustive list of themes would include
• Representing the enemy
• Representing allies
• Experiencing unfamiliarity
• Making sense of events
• The Unspeakable
• Representing technology
Supports may include graphic art (including posters, political cartoons and graphic novels), photography (including vernacular photography), fiction, poetry, music, life-writing, journalism, film, video etc. Papers are also invited on commemorative supports (museums, monuments, heritage centres, paths and trails, cemeteries).
Scientific committee: Rüdiger Ahrens (Würzburg, Germany), Claire Bowen (Le Havre), Antoine Capet (Rouen), Renée Dickason (Caen), Steve Whitfield (Boston, USA)
Claire.Bowen@univ-lehavre.fr). Abstracts + short bio to be forwarded by September 15, 2009.