Event Apr 25

Abstract Feb 01

Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War

Event: 04/25/2013 - 04/26/2013
Abstract: 02/01/2013
Categories: American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, British, 20th & 21st Century, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Medieval, Romantics, Victorian, Comparative, Digital Humanities, Gender & Sexuality, Genre & Form, Adventure & Travel Writing, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, German, Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Organization: UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

“Narrative-Making in the Aftermath of War” will be a two-day conference sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 25-26, 2013. The conference is part of the IHC’s 2012-2013 program “Fallout,” a year-long series of events dedicated to examining the impact of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan upon the soldiers who have fought in these wars: visit http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/fallout for more details. The conference will focus specifically on the capacity of narrative-making to help returning service members deal with the after-effects of war and reintegrate into their communities. We seek papers from diverse perspectives that address the complex processes and potential effects of narrative-making upon veterans, their communities, and the culture more broadly. Veteran-writers, scholars, mental health professionals, writing workshop facilitators and others engaged with this issue are encouraged to apply. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to narrativemaking@gmail.com by Friday, February 1, 2013.

Contact Email: narrativemaking@gmail.com

Website: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu