• Events

    Spaces of War: Corporeal War: CFP Extended Deadline 17th Jan 2020

    Due to the timing of the deadline being so close to the Christmas break and new year, we have received requests to extend the deadline by another week. Please note the revised deadline of 17 January 2020 for submissions. For full details about the Call For Papers please refer to the Conference website Submission PAPERS: Please submit an abstract of 250 words with author affiliation and brief biog to: Sarah Maltby: s.maltby@sussex.ac.uk by 10th January 2020 PANELS: Panel submissions are welcome. Panel proposals should include no more than 4 papers in total, a short description (200 words) together with abstracts for each of the papers (150-200 words each including details of the contributor), and…

  • Publications

    The Desertmakers

    Travel, War, and the State in Latin America By Javier Uriarte Visit Routledge website for more information This book studies how the rhetoric of travel introduces different conceptualizations of space and time in scenarios of war during the last decades of the 19th century, in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. By examining accounts of war and travel in the context of the consolidation of state apparatuses in these countries, Uriarte underlines the essential role that war (in connection to empire and capital) has played in the Latin American process of modernization and state formation. In this book, the analysis of British and Latin American travel narratives proves particularly productive in reading the…

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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War: CFP Deadline 10th Jan 2020

    May 21st-22nd 2020: Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy http://www.warandmedia.org/Spaces/ CFP: Deadline for abstracts 10th January 2020 Submission PAPERS: Please submit an abstract of 250 words with author affiliation and brief biog to: Sarah Maltby: s.maltby@sussex.ac.uk by 10th January 2020 PANELS: Panel submissions are welcome. Panel proposals should include no more than 4 papers in total, a short description (200 words) together with abstracts for each of the papers (150-200 words each including details of the contributor), and the name and contact details of the panel proposer. The panel proposer should co-ordinate the submissions for that panel as a single proposal. Submit to Sarah Maltby: s.maltby@sussex.ac.uk by 10th January 2020 WORKSHOPS: Alongside traditional papers, the expected conference…

  • Projects

    Women, Journalism, Violence

    Visit the website of Prof Barbara Barnett to see her work on women journalists who cover violence. Barbara Barnett is based at the University of Kansas, USA and attended the Spaces of War conference in 2018 to discuss her research on women journalists who cover violence. After the conference, she received numerous requests to share the research more widely. Conscious that many journalists do not have access to academic libraries, and in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible, she created her website where she could (re)tell the stories of the journalists she has been working with. Prof. Barnett interviewed over 30 women journalists around the world…

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    War Games: Memory, Militarism and the Subject of Play

    New Book. Editors: Philip Hammond, Holger Pötzsch Published by Bloomsbury About War Games Many of today’s most commercially successful videogames, from Call of Duty to Company of Heroes, are war-themed titles that play out in what are framed as authentic real-world settings inspired by recent news headlines or drawn from history. While such games are marketed as authentic representations of war, they often provide a selective form of realism that eschews problematic, yet salient aspects of war. In addition, changes in the way Western states wage and frame actual wars makes contemporary conflicts increasingly resemble videogames when perceived from the vantage point of Western audiences. This interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from games studies, media…