International Conference "War Reflections: Precedents and Consequences of WWII in Literature and the Arts"

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School of Languages and Literatures. Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

The International Conference "War Reflections: Precedents and Consequences of WWII in Literature and the Arts" sets out to study works of literature, cinema, music and the visual arts related to the Second World War and the consequences derived from it.

This interdisciplinary conference intends to be a meeting point for specialists in literature and different arts in order to foster debate around the artistic representations of WWII. Thus, we propose new approaches to a historical event that has had great impact not only on society, politics, and history, but also on literature and the arts.

The conference, organised by the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies at Complutense University of Madrid, is addressed to researchers in the fields of literature and the visual arts, historians, political scientists and journalists. We also encourage postgraduate researchers to join us.

We welcome proposals that explore any of the following issues:
1– War: from history and politics to literature
2– The other war: espionage and acts of resistance
3– Exile and literature: fiction and autofiction
4– Holocaust and its impacts
5– The language of cinema and WWII
6– The Cold War
7– Historical memory
Besides from the paper sessions, the conference will involve plenary sessions from keynote speakers in the field and round tables. Papers will be published after the conference.

Deadlines:
Titles and abstracts (300 words max) along with a short bio (200 words) either in English or Spanish should be submitted by 31st January 2016 to: congresolitguerra@gmail.com
Accepted proposals will be notified by 15th February 2016.
Registration fees should be paid by 15th March 2016.

Registration fees:
Complutense doctoral students: €30.
Doctoral students elsewhere: €50.
Doctors and professors: €80.