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Partitions Conference – Call for Papers The Anxiety of Belonging: Partitions, Reunifications, Modernity

Posted in Conferences, News/Information, Partition by Pippa on November 11, 2008

15-17 July 2009

Location: Cardiff University

Conference organiser: Radhika Mohanram

The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University, Cardiff, will host an interdisciplinary conference to explore the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of Partitions and Reunifications and relate historically located Partitions and Reunifications within contemporary discourses of nationalism, the postnational and the global.

The broad themes of the conference will include:

  • Comparative partitions and reunifications;
  • The importance of partition study in the face of the declining nation-state and the postnational;
  • The reshaping of knowledge in the wake of a partition or a reunification (for instance, what impact does the loss of archives at partition have on a new nation’s knowledge production?);
  • The impact of partitions and reunifications on the discourse of diaspora;
  • The meaning of reunifications in the face of globalization;
  • The re-imagination of the nation-state and reunifications;
  • Race, ethnicity and religion in partitions and reunifications;
  • Gender, sexuality, identity and partitions and reunifications;
  • Indigenous populations and their relation to a segregated nation-space;
  • Memory, Trauma, and Forgetting.

The Conference invites 20-minute papers from the following disciplinary areas: Critical theory, history, sociology, cultural studies, literary and media studies, politics, visual culture, and religious studies. This list is not exhaustive.

Send 250-word proposals by 15th December 2008 to: partitions@cardiff.ac.uk

 

For further details: http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/newsandevents/events/conferences/partitions.html

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