CFP – Fictions of History: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Fictions of History
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Lecture: Stephen Greenblatt
Keynote Roundtable: Mark Anderson, Daniel Kehlmann, & Judith Ryan
5-6 May 2017
Due: 1 March 2017
The Critical Theory Certificate Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in conjunction with the Center for the Humanities and the New York Public Library presents the sixth annual interdisciplinary conference on Critical Theory to be held May 5th-6th, 2017. This year’s conference will be devoted to a theory of historio-poetics, the confluence of fiction and history.
This conference will be devoting several special sessions to the work of W.G. Sebald.
Some of the topics that this conference seeks to address include, but are not limited to:
- The relationship among fiction, history, and memory
- Historio-poetics as a means of questioning and critiquing accepted narratives
- Fiction and narratives of personal history and identity
- Globalization and competing/contradictory histories
- Mythology, history, and fiction
- Fiction, history and the interrogation of political structures
- The intersection of multiple media (including the visual arts) in historio-poetics
- Use of irony, parody, and satire as figures of historio-poetics
- Fiction, history, and the comprehension of self and other
- Fiction and trauma
- Historical doctrine and myth in religion
- Historio-poetics as performance
- Fiction, history, and technology
- Fictionalized narrative as an ideological and political tool
- Historio-poetics as a means of examining the creative process
- Psychological effects of integrating fiction and history
- Fiction history and the reimagination/reconstruction of time and space
- Theoretical approaches to the interrelation of fiction and history
Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 15-minute paper by March 1st, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include the title of the paper, the presenter’s name, any technology requests, and a 50-word bio including institutional and departmental affiliation, as well as current position. We also welcome panel proposals of 3-4 papers.
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