Source of Information: CFP 2005-02-16
Date of Event: 2005-11-05
Location of event: Manchester, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2005-06-03
Call for Papers Early Modern Terrorism: Atrocity and Political Violence 1500-1700 November 5th at the Imperial War Museum North organised by the University of Manchester On the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes' attempt to destroy the Houses of Parliament a conference to consider issues of politicised violence, terrorism and atrocity during the early modern period. How useful is a definition of 'terror' or 'terrorism' to our understanding of the period? How are incidents of political violence understood, interpreted, or used? How does memory of violence and terror function? How do discourses of 'terror' intersect with the relation ship between state and subject? Papers might consider: Atrocity; torture; martyrdom; religious violence; extremism; fundamentalsm; trade and colonialism; the staging of genocide and massacre; the performance of state violence; definitions of early modern terrorism; orientalism and crusading; European war and political violence; internment; conspiracy; the law; Islam, Christianity, Judaism; heresy; execution; regicide; revolt; technologies of terror; terror and the formation of the state; Hobbes, Machiavelli; Ireland; Empire; savagery; othering; ethnic cleansing; sacrifice; invasion; revenge; warfare; suppression; treason; barbarism; science and terrorism; trauma and memory; legal and illegal political acts. Proposals from postgraduate students welcomed. Please send abstracts (400 words max) by email to Jerome.email@example.com or by post to Dr Jerome de Groot, English and American Studies, Humanities Lime Grove, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Deadline: June 3rd, 2005. ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: firstname.lastname@example.org ==========================================================