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"Narratives of Temporality: Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures" International Conference

Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, World Literatures, 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
Event Date: 2023-07-28 to 2023-07-30 Abstract Due: 2023-06-05

This conference will provide a deeper look into the dynamic and complex relation between construction, codes, language, expression, on one side and the crisis of representations, traumas, discontinuities and tensions in discourses, on the other. This will be conducted according to three research areas:

The anachronism
Narratives and discourse
The temporality of trauma and subjectivity
The aim of this conference is to develop a multidisciplinary reflection on the complex relationship between narrative and temporality. The central topics concern the multiple and articulated ways in which narrative practices and forms of temporality dynamically interact, by developing a multifaceted space of concepts, theories, practices and knowledge, in a dynamics of cross-disciplinary thinking.

The conference will expand on strategies and constructions, forms and practices concerning time, temporality, periodizations and chronologies, trauma and memory narratives, and research on subjectivity. These topics are strongly connected with the work of narrative, and are critically evaluated in a range of textual productions from novels to short stories, from audiovisual narratives to linguistic constructions of different natures. The act and practices of telling stories, of creating narrative structures, of elaborating narrative practices, and the ruptures of narratives, will be approached.

We can think of the following questions in relation to the topic: how has time been represented, coded, understood by humans? In which ways is temporality a dimension of our experience as human subjects? How do human beings apply meaning to temporality? How is trauma experience related to such temporal/subjective narratives?

Proposals are welcome, but not limited to, the following research topics:

Narrative studies
Studies on time and temporality
The anachronism: theories and methodologies
Memory studies
Trauma studies (in literature, cinema, other forms of expression)
Representation: telling and staging of traumas, bereavements, critical moments in temporal development
Audiovisual studies (cinema, video, television) concerning experience and subjectivity
Psychoanalysis and time, psychoanalysis and trauma




Dr. Konrad Gunesch