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October 8, 2011

CFP: Violence and representation

Conference: ACLA 2012 Annual Meeting
Place: Providence, RI
Date: March 29 - April 1, 2012
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2011

Description: »This seminar intends to put into conversation scholarly works that explore both the representation of violent acts and the violence of representation. We are interested in a diverse conversation across multiple disciplines and seek papers that deal with literary, cinematic, performative or documentary texts.
The themes these papers would manage might include but are certainly not limited to:
•state-sponsored violence; violence and temporality;
•violence and memory; the sacred and the profane;
•performance of violence;
•violence as a language; self-mutilation;
•violence and the market;
•translation and adaptation;
•censorship and taboo;
•lexical violence;
•spectacle and public death;
•race and the body;
•violence and the subaltern.«

More information: American Comparative Literature Association.