Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

Країна: Польща

Місто: Lublin

Тези до: 15.10.2015

Дати: 07.04.16 — 08.04.16

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: exrey2016@gmail.com

Організатори: MCSU Department of American Literature and Culture

 

We invite presentations that focus on the forms of expression and repression in American or Canadian literature and visual culture (i.e. film, visual arts, video games, television, and others) spanning the period of the last fifteen years, from the year 2000 to the present day.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

• language as a source and tool of oppression and empowerment
• sexuality: self-expression vs. erotophobia and sexual repression
• mind: creativity and trauma, denial and repressed memory
• the body as a space of self-expression and self-inflicted regimes: dietary and beautification             practices, clothing, body modification
• emotional abuse, power, and control relationships
• spaces of confinement: prisons, war zones, refugee camps
• surveillance: panopticons and spaces of control
• political repression and persecution: totalitarianism, autocracy, dictatorship, despotism
• representations of post-millennial watersheds (9/11, Enron, John Jay Report, crisis of 2008)
• new forms of narrative expression (blogs, fan fiction, Twiterature)
• text as an interactive space: ergodic literature, hypertext, cybertext
• video games and virtual worlds as spaces of expression and repression
• cross- and trans-media dialogues (expressing image through text and text through image)

Selected presenters will be invited to participate in a joint book project to be published by Peter Lang in 2017.

We are planning to devote 20 minutes to each speaker with additional time for questions and discussion.

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