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    Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries:

    Contemporary British and American Literature The extended deadline for ALL proposal submissions is Monday 30 September 2019. The research group “Rewriting War: The Paradigms of Contemporary War Fiction in English” is pleased to announce its first conference, “Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Contemporary British and American Literature”, to be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from Thursday 02 April to Friday 03 April 2020. The major wars and conflicts of recent times (the two world wars, the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others) have affected the lives…

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    Stages of War

    Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts 26-27 March 2020Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands The conference ‘The Stage of War’ focuses on academic and popular representations of war and other large-scale conflicts. Nowadays, the cultural engagement with the history of violent conflicts spans a multitude of academic and above all popular genres, including (graphic) novels, films, tourism, musicals, games, exhibitions and re-enactments. Producers of popular genres try to bring the past closer to the public through interaction, performance and multi- sensory experience, often to the discontent of academic historians who fear for a distorted or trivialized past. Nonetheless, research indicates that these popular genres can significantly affect and enhance our…

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    Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory

    Cultures and Commemorations of War Workshop Five Thursday 9 May, 10.30 – 17.30 Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford Registration is now open for this free event on Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory at the University of Oxford. This event features a keynote conversation with the world-famous graphic novelist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, The Fixer, Footnotes in Gaza, Journalism), as well as talks by the Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, Bram Ttwheam, Monica Bohm-Duchen, Steve Dixon, Johnny Magee and Tony Crowley. All details and links to registration below.  A one-day interdisciplinary workshop considering the artistic and visual representation of war The interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Cultures and Commemorations of War’ brings together early career researchers and advanced scholars with practitioners, policy…

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    Visualising War in Different Media: Interplay and Intervention

    An immersive workshop organised by Alice König (arw6@st-andrews.ac.uk)  Monday 8th April 2019 The aim: This immersive workshop will offer researchers an opportunity to reflect, in an interdisciplinary context, on two important issues at the heart of the Visualising War research project: the power of different media to generate varying responses to war for different viewers/audiences in different periods and places; and the ways in which interaction between different media can influence our reception of individual narratives and broader habits of visualising war. Following on from the project’s recent Ethics of Engagement workshop, there will be a particular focus on war stories as ‘interventions’, with input from researchers, artists and performers. In particular, we…

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    Falklands/Malvinas: War, Media and Society – History and Legacy

    Thursday 25th April and Friday 26th April 2019 Hosted by the University of Manchester. Almost thirty-seven years have passed since the Falklands/Malvinas War and yet the conflict still resonates in the UK and Argentina. Once a little known far flung archipelago for the British, it is now recalled on a frequent basis with throwbacks to the ‘British Age’. For Argentines, the Islands still remain a symbol of national pride and identity under la causa Malvinas. The remoteness of the Islands, which proffered the War’s logistical implications, also continues to be of interest to nations external to the War, offering war-strategy and media management models. Now, as the fortieth anniversary approaches and…