CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

“Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory”

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

*Keynote Speaker: Chris Hedges, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best
selling author*

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in
association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be
presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and
Manufacturing Memory.”  The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one
of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the
Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic
venues.

The conference aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion among
scholars and researchers who study topics on the themes of truth and lies.
Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

contested meaning;
testimony studies;

trauma;

victimhood;

distortion;

“lies that tell the truth”;

revisionism;

repressed truth;

selective memory;

gas-lighting

Proposals for individual papers and panels can be submitted here:
https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

For further information, contact: daniel.hambly@humber.ca

Sonja Boon, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Gender Studies
Science Building, SN4080
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL Canada A1C 5S7
phone: 709.864.2551
fax: 709.864.2067

web: http://sonjaboon.wordpress.com
research blog: saltwaterstories.net

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