CFP: Resistance and Collaboration in Occupied Europe (Yale U.)

Deadline for application: December 15, 2017

Resistance and Collaboration in Occupied Europe, an interdisciplinary graduate student conference sponsored by the Memory Studies in Modern Europe Working Group at Yale University, Monday April 2nd, 2018. Keynote speakers: Marci Shore and Timothy Snyder (Yale University)

The Yale University Memory Studies in Modern Europe working group invites doctoral students from all disciplines to share their research in a conference devoted to the topics of resistance and collaboration in Europe in the long twentieth century. While the title of the conference was conceived with the Nazi occupation in mind, presentation proposals addressing other instances of resistance and collaboration are welcome as well. The conference will offer a forum to discuss methodology and work in progress as well as to connect with fellow scholars at various stages of research. Selected participants will have 20 minutes to present their paper, followed by a 10-minute discussion with the audience.

Topics to be explored in presentations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Representations of resistance and/or collaboration in autobiographies, biographies, diaries, letters, memoirs, personal accounts, and literature
  • Armed resistance, civil resistance, transnational resistance movements
  • Bystanders, collaborationists and spies
  • Artistic and cultural production under occupation
  • The role of intellectuals in occupied Europe
  • Individual and collective memories of the war; divided memories
  • Resistance and/or collaboration in national historical narratives
  • The relationship between postwar narratives of resistance/collaboration and the re-building of modern European states
  • Aphasia, amnesia, and traumatic memory of the occupation
  • Genre and gender implications in life writings or other artistic representations of resistance and/or collaboration
  • Representations of resistance and/or collaboration in (national) cinema
  • The ethical engagement of scholars (historians, critics, analysts…) with their subject matter or how a scholar of occupied Europe can be ‘engaged’

Please send  a 300 word abstract and a short bio, including current affiliation, by December 15, 2017. Accepted speakers will be notified by December 22, 2017 and are asked to submit a draft of their presentation by March 2, 2018.

Please direct questions and submissions to:

Svetlana Tcareva, PhD Student in Slavic,

Giovanni Miglianti, PhD Student in Italian,

Karolina Kolpak, PhD Student in History,