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[ecrea] cfp - Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities – Representations in Literature and the Arts

Tue Jul 14 18:21:31 GMT 2015


Relational Forms III

Imagining Europe: Wars, Territories, Identities – Representations in Literature and the Arts

19-21 November 2015

an international conference hosted by the

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of Porto, Portugal

2nd Call for Papers – extended deadline

Confirmed keynote speakers:

António Sousa Ribeiro|Donna Landry|Philip Shaw

(Univ. of Coimbra)(Univ. of Kent)(Univ. of Leicester)

This conference is directly prompted by a commemoration: the
bicentennial of the battle of Waterloo. It is a commonplace to state
that the events of June 1815 proved a watershed in European history,
redrawing the map of the continent and much of what came in its wake. We
want to consider this, however, alongside other instances of conflict
that have proved momentous in European history, including other
'fifteens' prior to Waterloo – e.g. Agincourt and Ceuta (1415), the 1st
Jacobite rising (1715); and, crucially, the conference will focus on the
imaginative consequences of such events, especially in literature and
the arts.

In sum: the conference avails itself of a commemorative design to
consider the consequences that a history of conflict(s) in Europe has
had, within imaginative production, for an ongoing refashioning of
perceived identities. We want to showcase and discuss the impact of such
processes on literary and artistic representations, preferably from a
comparatist perspective.

As indicated by the number in its title, this conference is the third in
a series of academic events that reflect the ongoing concerns of the
eponymous research group (Relational Forms), based at CETAPS (the Centre
for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies).

The organisers will welcome proposals for 20-minute papers in English
responding to the above. Suggested (merely indicative) topics include:

• Europe, conflict and the imagination

• terrible beauties: European wars in literature and the arts

• rout and road: narratives of disaster and displacement

• poetry and battlefields, self and community

• reviewing the massacre: verbal and visual reenactments of war scenarios

• conflict, identity, translation: representations across media / across

• drama, war and Europe: 'a nation thinking in public...'

• shooting Europe: film, war and memory

Submissions should be sent by email to (relational /at/
<mailto:(relational /at/>

Please include the following information with your proposal:

• the full title of your paper;

• a 250-300 word description of your paper;

• your name, postal address and e-mail address;

• your institutional affiliation and position;

• a short bionote;

• AV requirements (if any)

Deadline for proposals (extended): 4 September 2015

Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2015

Deadline for registration: 20 October 2015

Registration Fee: 80 Euros

Student fee: 65 Euros

Registration details will be posted online in September 2015

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and
accommodation. Relevant information will be provided later on the
conference website –

Organised by the

Relational Forms research group

Local Executive Committee:

Rui Carvalho Homem

Jorge Bastos da Silva

Miguel Ramalhete Gomes

Márcia Lemos

For further queries please contact:

CETAPS – Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Via Panorâmica, s/n

4150-564 PORTO


Phone / Fax: +351 22 0427659

(relational /at/ <mailto:(relational /at/>

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