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University of Sousse Faculty of Arts and Humanities Department of English The Ethical and the Violent International Interdisciplinary Conference 6-7-8 March 2014 Call for Papers The Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sousse, Tunisia, is organizing an international interdisciplinary conference, titled ‘The Ethical and the Violent’ from 6 to 8 March 2014. The event will be a podium to review and discuss the latest issues relating to its theme. The conference will seek to go beyond canonical representations of ‘the ethical’ and ‘the violent’ to debate their contemporary complexities as well as to question the problematic aspects of their return and reformation. The steering committee welcomes panel/paper proposals from an assortment of disciplines, including: Anthropology—Art History—Comparative Literature—Culture Studies—Gender Studies—History—Linguistics—Literary Theories—Pedagogy—Philosophy—Political Science — Religious Studies— Translation Possible topics include but are not limited to: * Framing the violent and the ethical * Utopian beginnings, apocalyptic endings * Aesthetics and politics of the violent/the ethical * Discursive/linguistic violence * Text and context: the ethics of interpretation * Translation: the ethical and the violent * The ethical and the violent in history and politics * Celebrating/mourning/recording/commemorating violence * Violent matter and bodies in pain: the violence of inscription and the ethics of relief * Ethics and human rights * Spaces of violence, ethics of resistance * Measuring/interpreting/legalizing/punishing violence * Regional/national/global conflicts: ethical problems and perspectives The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2013. Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent by mail/fax, oras e-mail attachments to the conference coordinator, Dr.Wajih Ayed. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, and should be presented in English. Because up to 30 minutes per panel will be devoted to discussion, the number of selected papers will be limited. Researchers submitting abstracts are encouraged to raise questions that engage with the current debates on 'the ethical’ and ‘the violent,’ and to come up with new perspectives that can enhance our understanding of their complex relationship.Participants whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by 1 December 2013.They will be expected to submit their full papers by 1 April 2014 in order for these to be considered by the scientific committee for publication in our peer-reviewed English Studies Series. Accommodation is provided for participants. The conference is open, and attendance is free. Scientific Committee: Professor Nessima Tarchouna Professor Mounir Triki Professor Habib Abdesslem Professor Mansour Khelifa Professor Edward Sklepowich Dr.Mohamed Salah Harzallah Steering Committee: Dr. Tarek Mokni(Head) Dr. Wajih Ayed(Coordinator) Dr. Wassim Daghrir(Member) Dr. Jonathan Mason (Member) Contact/Questions: Dr. Wajih Ayed Department of English Faculty of Arts and Humanities 4029 Sousse BP 547 Republic of Tunisia Tel: (+216)73301800 Fax:(+216)73301903 Email: Wajih.Ayed@flshk.rnu.tn --