LINGUIST List 24.4568

Sat Nov 16 2013

Calls: General Ling, Ling & Literature, Translation/Tunisia

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 14-Nov-2013
From: Fatma Ben Slamia <>
Subject: The Ethical and the Violent
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Full Title: The Ethical and the Violent
Date: 06-Mar-2014 - 08-Mar-2014 Location: Sousse, Tunisia Contact Person: Wajih Ayad
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

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 a wide array of disciplines, including:

- Anthropology
- Art history
- Comparative literature
- Culture studies
- Gender studies
- History
- Linguistics
- Literary theories
- Pedagogy
- Philosophy
- Political science
- Religious studies
- Translation

The conference is open, and attendance is free.

Call for Papers:

University of Sousse
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department of English

The Ethical and the Violent
International Interdisciplinary Conference
6-7-8 March 2014

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

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.

Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent by mail/fax, or as email attachments to the conference coordinator, Dr. Wajih Ayed. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2013. 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.

Participants whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by 30 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.

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Nessima Tarchouna (Head)Prof. Edward SklepowichProf. Mansour KhelifaProf. Mounir TrikiProf. Habib Abdesslem
Dr. Mohamed Salah Harzallah

Steering Committee:

Dr. Tarek Mokni (Head)
Ms. Fatma Ben SlamiaMs. Samira FarhatDr. Hafedh Gharbi
Dr. Wassim DaghrirDr. Jonathan MasonDr. Rim Chakraoui
Dr. Wajih Ayed


Dr. Wajih Ayed
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
4029 Sousse BP 547

Tel: (+216)73301800
Fax: (+216)73301903

Page Updated: 16-Nov-2013