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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelUVa Graduate Student Conference, March 18-19
BeschreibungThe Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia Present
The 18th Annual German Graduate Student Conference:

Textual Violence in German Contexts
March 18-20, 2011

There is no doubt that we live in a violent age, in both an overt and often in a surreptitious sense. Violence, however, is a deeply ambivalent phenomenon with many faces in practically any human context. Not only is it a force of destruction, but it can also be a vital force of creation, as readers of Nietzsche, Freud, Benjamin, Artaud, and a number of other writers know. Violence has also often played a crucial role in positive political changes, as well as political repression. The family resemblances between phenomena of violence ranging from the creation, reconfiguration, and dissembling of meaning in texts to wars between or within states suggest a complex, and perhaps contradictory, web of meaning. This conference attempts to investigate textual violence understood broadly as a phenomenon woven into various media, such as written documents, the theatrical stage, film, the plastic arts, etc. We want to discuss the extent to which these media have violent underpinnings, the use of them for violent aims, and the representations of violence therein.

To what extent are creative acts violent and cruel? Can poetic creativity be both violent and healing? How do violence and tolerance intertwine? How does ethics insert itself into a violent world? Where, if ever, does violence begin or end? Or is this just a matter of perspective? How is violence related to acts of translation between languages, media, and historical contexts? How have representations of violence evolved and how have technological and political changes contributed to this?

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

Creative acts of violence
Psychological violence
Domestic and dating violence
Violence and intertextuality
Representations of violence -- literary, filmic, painting etc
Literary feuding and polemics
Religion and violence
Violent revolutions
Self-inflicted violence
Gendered/sexual violence
Beauty and violence
Violence and the body
Anarchy and violence

Please send an abstract of 250 to Adam Wick ( Deadline for submissions is January 1.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Winck, Adam 
Funktion: Koordinator 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeHistorische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte)
Klassifikation03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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