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Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference 2022

Online
Organization: Historical Fictions Research Network
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2022-02-19 to 2022-02-20 Abstract Due: 2021-09-01

Call for Papers: Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

The theme of the 7th annual conference of the Historical Fictions Research Network is
“Communities” and spans a wide array of topics across the disciplines of Archaeology,
Architecture, Literature, Art History, Cartography, Geography, History, Memory Studies,
Musicology, Reception Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Media Studies,
Politics, Re-enactment, Larping, Gaming, Transformative Works, Gender, Race, Queer studies.

For the 2022 conference, HFRN seeks to engage in scholarly discussions and deliberations on how
communities construct their own pasts; how different versions of the past are used to create - or
question - a national memory and identity; how communities challenge the narratives that have
been foisted upon them or are used to oppress and discriminate; how communities challenge their
own consensual understandings of their past; or how a re-evaluation of the past and past events
may change a communities’ self-image. We welcome paper proposals across historical periods,
with ambitious, high-quality, interdisciplinary approaches and new methodologies that will
support research into larger trends, and which will lead to more theoretically informed
understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures, and languages.


The conference will prioritize (but will not be necessarily limited to) the following thematic
strands:


? Past, Present and the community writing
? Literature, Language, and community building
? Historical Fiction, Gaming and Community
? Gender Writings, Health and Community
? Textual retellings, revisions, and Community construction
? COVID, Community and resilience
? Queer Space and community development
? Social Media and digital communities
? Web series, Film adaptation and community
? Memory, community, and identity
? Ecological writings and community
? Community, worldbuilding and historical imagination
? Cultural histories of communities
? War, Migration, and community restoration
? National memories and identities
Each presentation will be of 20 minutes followed by an interaction session.

Submission deadlines
Paper proposals are due 1 September 2021; they should consist of a title, and up to 250 words
abstract. The decisions on acceptance would be communicated by 1 November 2021. Please fill in
this form to register a proposal: https://forms.gle/JJDyUgAPYrSEaRYz9

Our Keynote Speakers:

The George Padmore Institute: An archive, educational resource and research centre housing
materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and
continental Europe.

Amy Tooth Murphy: A Trustee of the Oral History Society and a Co-Founder and Managing Editor
of the blog ‘Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality’. Dr. Murphy will be talking about her
project on the oral history of the Butch Community.

Registration details
The speakers of accepted proposals will be notified with further registration process. Conference
Registration Fee for this year is £ 75 for regulars and £ 40 for concessions (PhD students, lowincome).

Contact
Visit our website (https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/) for more details and regular updates. You
can also write to us on historicalfictionsresearch@gmail.com

https://historicalfictionsresearch.org/

historicalfictionsresearch@gmail.com

Organising Committee