Monday, October 23, 2006

Call for Papers

Archives: From Memory to Event

UCL English Postgraduate Conference
March 9th 2007
Institute of English Studies
Senate House

Keynote Speakers:
Helen Freshwater (Birkbeck), Dorothea McEwan (Warburg Archive)

We welcome contibutions from the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

. discussions of specific archives and their relation to individual or
collective memory and commemorative acts
. the (literary) text as archive and monument
. self-narration and autobiography as a way of constructing archived
and archivable memory
. the archiving and remembering of traumatic events
. questions of power with regard to the archive and
. literature on mourning and its structuring of memory and
. self-censorship and confession in texts which stage the archiving of
. memory and the possibility of the archive in 'unfinishing' texts

Proposal submission deadline: November 1st 2006; 250 word limit. Papers will be expected to be 15 minutes in length. They may be published in the online journal of the UCL English Postgraduate Society 'Movable Type'.
Please send proposals to
(Full call for papers can be viewed here)