2018 War, Literature & the Arts Conference CFP

deadline for submissions: 
December 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Lt Col Jesse Goolsby, PhD/US Air Force Academy
contact email: 

Call for Papers: An international conference investigating war, literature, and art at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado on September 20-21, 2018 solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on "Representing and Remembering War.” The conference seeks a variety of genre submissions, both critical and creative, including literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film studies, photography, painting, and music. As an international forum on the cultural implications of warfare, the conference is designed to bring together a multitude of perspectives, critical approaches, and discourse communities on the topics of warfare and its representations across all time periods and conflicts. We encourage submissions that illuminate, challenge, deconstruct, engage with, or create not simply the 'official' representations of wars, but the sub-cultures that merit a more nuanced or sophisticated intellectual exploration.

Conference Website: wlajournal.com/conference

Conference Submissions:
Abstracts, 300 words maximum, should include name, e-mail, affiliation, genre, and requirements for audiovisual support, computers, or other technical requirements. Panel submissions welcome (3-4 presenters for each 90 minute panel). Send abstracts in the body of an e-mail or .pdf document to: 2018WLAConference@gmail.com

Featured Speakers: Suzan Lori-Parks, Robert Olen Butler, Brian Castner, Maurice Decaul, Elyse Fenton, Dan O'Brien, Richard Johnson, Meg McLagan, Helen Thorpe, Dunya Mikhail, G. Kurt Piehler, Martin Loschnigg, Brian Turner, Benjamin Busch, and J.A. Moad II.