CFP: War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature
22-24 November, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Prof Jay Winter (Yale)
This conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Humanities Research Institute, is an inter-disciplinary approach looking at the war memoir from ancient times to the present.
From the early modern period through to the present day, both combatants and non-combatants who have lived through war have written about their experiences in autobiographical works. Sometimes published, but often not, such memoirs entail not only authors recalling their wartime lives but recasting, re-imagining and reprocessing their experiences. The popularity of war memoirs in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in particular raises questions about why, when and the manner in which conflicts are recalled and remembered, how these texts contribute to or conflict with collective memories, and how they can be read and interpreted by the reading public and scholars alike.
Crown Plaza Newcastle
Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd,
Associate Professor Philip Dwyer
Dr Roger Markwick