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CFP: Memory and Emotion, Women's Stories: Constructing Meaning from Memory

Submitted by ccarlin on 1 October 2017 - 1:16am

Boise State University, March 15-18, 2018.

250-word abstracts (written in English) are due Oct 31 (see online submission link below).

Emotions often trigger memories and memories provoke strong emotions which, in turn, make memories last. The study of the relationship between emotion and memory is a growing field in the broader framework of Cultural Studies. Emotions and their various expressions play a central role in human interactions. However, since emotion-derived feelings are social constructs, they are molded differently by particular societies, cultures and realities. Gender, among other social factors, shapes the form of our emotions. The processes of social interaction are general, but women and men experience them differently.

The inaugural World Languages International Conference seeks to address the issues of Emotion, Memory, and Gender from the perspective of Cultural Studies. Hence, the organizers welcome papers reflecting on the link between the aforementioned topics in disciplines such as literature, language, sociology, history, philosophy, ethics, global studies, visual arts among others.

It is also the objective of the conference to bring together both scholars and community partners, particularly individuals and groups who have relied on memory to survive emigration or forced displacement and have now found a home in Boise. A special panel will consider the role played by women in the Basque diaspora and will examine the relevance of memory and emotion in their adaptation.

We especially encourage submissions addressing the following topics:

1. Refugee studies

2. Conflict and memory: Daring to remember

3. (Basque) Diaspora

4. Emotion and adaptation

5. Memory and exile

6. The border experience

7. Historical Memory in literature

8. Collective memory and cultural identity

9. Cultural memory and politics

10. Cultural memory, emotions, and media

11. Memory, emotions, and censorship

12. An act of survival: Forgetting cultural trauma

13. Biography

14. Autobiography & other forms of personal narrative

15. “Triggers” and memory

16. Memory and the senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell)

17. Repressing memory

Submissions are limited to one individual abstract per author. Unless special accommodations are arranged with the conference directors, papers should be presented in English. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words.

The abstracts should be submitted using this form.

Important timeline:

Deadline for submission: October 31st

Notification of acceptance: December 15th

Proposal type & Time length

Individual paper:

Each presentation is allotted a total of 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion)

Important note to presenters

All presenters will be required to pre-register and pre-pay for the conference in order to maintain a slot in the program.

Registration starts December 16th.

Deadline for registration: February 14th.

Details about registration, lodging, and additional information will be posted on the conference website.

If you wish to receive more information please write to: Nerea Lete and Larraitz Ariznabarreta at wlconference@boisestate.edu

Source: Women in French