GAFIS SYMPOSIUM 2019
THE 32ND ANNUAL GAFIS SYMPOSIUM
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, APRIL 5-6, 2019
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. MARY C. FLANNERY,
MARIE CURIE FELLOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Shame is an extremely personal and relatable emotion that highlights fault, difference or blame. It can be internalized as a silent wound or burden, or inflicted on one individual or group by another in a bid for power and dominance. Defined by religion, culture, and by historical and social contexts, shame haunts and divides. Linked to victimhood and trauma, it separates the individual from society, and potentially from the self. Who experiences shame, and why? How does it divide, alienate, silence, or subjugate? Is shame internalized, hidden, and silent, or does it have a voice? Can it be healed, or even named? How is shame represented?
In examining the various representations of shame, we encourage submissions from any related field (Modern & Classical Languages and Literature, Anthropology, History,Theater, Comparative literature, Gender and Women’s Studies, Religious Studies, Medieval Studies etc.).
General topics include, but are not limited to:
- History of emotions
- Gender & gender identity
- Trauma theory
- Race & racism
- Sex & sexuality
- Medicine & History of medicine
- Post-colonial & neo-colonial studies
- Linguistic & foreign language communities
- Art & Art History
- Illustration & graphic arts
We encourage you to come and engage with our presenters and Keynote, so please visit our Registration Page by March 31st to let us know you will be attending either Friday, Saturday, or both days, and to indicate a meal preference for lunch on Saturday.
We look forward to seeing you on April 5-6th, 2019!
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Department of French & Italian and the Brittingham Fund.