The Boise State University Department of World Languages is hosting its inaugural International Conference on Cultural Studies on campus March 15-18, 2018, with the theme “Memory and Emotion, Women’s Stories: Constructing Meaning From Memory.”
The department currently is accepting presentation proposals for the conference; applicants may submit an abstract here. The deadline to submit is Oct. 31. Applicants will be notified by Dec. 15.
Emotions often trigger memories and these memories provoke strong emotions which, in turn, make memories last. The study of the relationship between emotion and memory is a growing field in the broader framework of cultural studies. Emotions and their various expressions play a central role in human interactions. However, since emotion-derived feelings are social constructs, they are molded differently by particular societies, cultures and realities. Gender, among other social factors, shapes the formation of our emotions. The processes of social interaction are general, but women and men exert them differently.
This inaugural conference seeks to address the issues of emotion, memory and gender from the perspective of cultural studies. Hence, the organizers welcome papers reflecting on the link between the aforementioned topics in disciplines such as literature, language, sociology, history, philosophy, ethics, global studies and visual arts, among others.
For more information, visit the conference website or contact organizers Nerea Lete and Larraitz Ariznabarreta at email@example.com with questions.