posted by organizer: ejwoods || 3540 views || tracked by 2 users: [display]

BURSGSC 2023 : Illusion and Delusion: Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference


When Apr 15, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Where Boston University
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2023
Notification Due Feb 24, 2023
Categories    french   spanish   linguistics   literature

Call For Papers

BU Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
Call For Papers: Illusion & Delusion

From the Coronavirus pandemic to the Russo-Ukrainian War, researchers are arguably more aware now than ever of their presence at the crossroads of perceived and misconstrued conflicts. The global political and ecological crises that confront us are strongly linked to imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and exploitation of resources. Literature and film offer pathways to explore global conflict and as a result - whether on the page or the screen - lines are blurred between what is real and what is perceived.

We invite presenters to consider the following quote from the famous psychiatrist Karl Jaspers: "Since time immemorial, delusion has been taken as the basic characteristic of madness. To be mad was to be deluded."* Considering the "madness" of the crises and trauma found both in our reality and literature, we ask presenters to investigate the role of illusion and delusion in literature and film. How are individual and collective experiences represented through the phenomenological experience of illusion and delusion? How are illusions similar and/or different from delusions? Do literature and film help us to shed delusions and illusions? Or do they help us to develop a sense of delusion/illusion?

This conference aims to bring together participants interested in perception, belief, imagination, and delusion formation as both abstract and tangible concepts within literature, art, and film. We will consider the implications of such illusions and delusions as they intersect with other areas of study. In addition to papers within these areas of study, the committee will consider papers addressing any chosen aspect of our topic. Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:

Migration & Displacement
Capitalism & Capitalocene
Globalization, geopolitics, & poverty
Transliteration, multilingualism & translingualism
Queer Theory

Please submit abstracts of 200-250 words for 15 minute individual presentations or panel proposals here. Submissions are welcome in English, Spanish, or French. The deadline for submission is February 10th, 2023. Submission decisions will be sent out no later than February 24th, 2023. The conference will be held on April 15th, 2023, both online and in person at Boston University.

* Jaspers, K. (1963). General Psychopathology (7th edition). Manchester: Manchester University Press. P. 93.

Related Resources

New Directions in the Humanities 2024   Twenty-second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy + Online
DEPLING 2023   International Conference on Dependency Linguistics
JSA 2024   Japan Studies Association Conference
ITCAI 2024   International Conference on Information Technology Convergence Services & AI
International Conference on Health 2024   Fourteenth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society- Health, Wellness, and Society Research Network and Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
NLCA 2024   5th International Conference on Natural Language Computing Advances
ACM AICCC 2024   ACM--2024 7th Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Conference (AICCC 2024)
Migrating Minds (3) 2025   Migrating Minds. Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism-- Call for submissions for Vol.3, Issue 2 (Fall 2025)
ACM ICETC 2024   ACM--2024 The 16th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2024)