Wednesday 24 February 2010

CFP: Dissent and Authority (Swansea, 21-22 June)

Hosted by the Swansea University Postgraduate History Society
The Swansea University Postgraduate History Society, in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics, the Graduate Centre of the School of Arts and Humanities and the Postgraduate Research Faculty, is issuing a call for papers for its interdisciplinary Summer Symposium on the broad theme of 'Dissent and Authority'.

The programme organisers welcome proposals for 20-minute papers from postgraduate historians, classicists and literary scholars at any stage of their research. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
*The exploration of literary and visual constructions of authority and/or dissent
*Representations of personal authority
*Representations of authority and/or dissent in the context of politics or industry
*Notions of authority and/or dissent in familial or domestic spheres
*The ideology of dissenting bodies/individuals
*The outbreak of discord within state bodies

Please send a 200-250 words abstract to in order to be considered for a paper of 20 minutes. Please also include your name, level of study, institution and research area. Proposals should be sent by no later than FRIDAY 26 MARCH at 12 noon. Proposals received after this will not be considered for inclusion except in special circumstances.
Accommodation will not be provided by the organisers, but details of local hotels will be supplied upon registration. Further details can be obtained from the conference organisers: Simon John; Tom Underwood; Catherine E. Horler.