THE BODY OF HUMAN MEMORIES – CROSSED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF THE BODY IN LITERATURE, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, VISUAL ARTS. FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

FIELD OF INTEREST AND CANDIDATES’ PROFILE
Contemporary Literature, Italian Studies, Philology, Language History, Contemporary History, Cultural History, War studies, History of Art, Aesthetic. This call is open to scholars, e.g. PhD candidates and researchers, as well as to practitioners in the field of cultural studies.
AIM OF THE VOLUME
The aim of this volume is to build up a thematic and crossed perspective on the memoirs and memories of the First World War, interpreted in a dynamic way as a proof of ideologies and representations. Those essays dealing with the legacy of the First World War on the immediate post-war period (between the two world wars until the Second War World, i.e. 1918-1945) will be considered as relevant, too. Particularly, the analyses of diaries, novels, poetry and epistles are to look at the concept of the body both as an object of representation and as a mean of communication of the military and warlike experience.
NATURE OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS
Critical Analysis: analysis of single pieces of work/of single authors in order to value the theme of the body, its representations and repression as well as its conversational modalities. Philology: case studies, editorial perspectives, philology of authors: in this field, the body is seen as texture, depending on variations due to poetry and context. History: investigation of the perception and the communication of the body preferably based on historical archives and on the micro-history trend.
Aesthetic and History of Art: aesthetic studies, as well as art studies, on themes such as techniques of representations of the body in artistic trends, single authors, pieces of work. For this field, pictures and pieces of art are welcome, too.
LAYOUT OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS
Contributions must be around 30.000 characters long and contain bibliography as well as a short biography of the contributors.
APPLICATIONS: TIMELINE AND DEADLINES
The submission of the abstracts is foreseen for November 15th, 2015. Each abstract must be one page long and must be sent, together with a short biography (150 words long), to ilaria@iodeposito.org. Please, specify “Application Abstract – The body of human memories” as object of your e-mail. The admission of abstracts will be communicated only to the selected contributors by November, 20th 2015. The submission of contributions is due forDecember, 20th 2015 to the same e-mail address (ilaria@iodeposito.org). Please, specify “Contribution – The body of human memories – Name and Surname” as object of your email. Contributors, whose paper is selected, will be informed before January, 31st 2016. The edited volume will be published in March/April 2016 (Lint Editore, Trieste – Italy).
DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATION AND OF THE EDITED VOLUME
Founded in 2009 with the aim of contributing to the advancement of the cultural welfare and of the young people’s cultural well-being in the North-East of Italy, IoDeposito NGO (www.iodeposito.org) works nowadays on an international scale together with a network of partners from Italy and the World (Museums, Universities, Academy, Public Institutions). It has involved around one hundred thousand people in its projects (workshops, laboratories, cultural events, conferences, publications). Mostly, it has developed a unique expertise in the organisation of artistic and cultural events as well as in the research field dealing with the theme of memories and memoirs and the First World War. Committed to the analysis of the heritage that has connected the First World War to our everyday life, this association has decided to promote the publication of a volume of papers revolving around the theme of the body within the first global conflict, as well as in the period going from the First World War to the Second World War. The main goal of the edited volume, which will be published both in Italian and in English, is to investigate the body as a source of memories of the Great War. Starting from the examination of the artistic expressions and of the use of direct and indirect documents, the relationship between the Human Being and the Great War will be deepened, by seeing the human body as a cognitive mean, as an object, and as the voice of the memory itself.
For further information, please contact: ilaria@iodeposito.org | info@iodeposito.org | www.iodeposito.or

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