27th-28th May 2010

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Varieties of Experience : Views of Modern Warfare
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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)

Further information may be obtained from the organizers Renée Dickason (renee.dickason@orange.fr) and Claire Bowen (bowenclaire@aol.com or

Claire.Bowen@univ-lehavre.fr). Abstracts + short bio to be forwarded by September 15, 2009.