Call for Papers:
How can we, as academics, understand cultural responses to mortality?
Is every response to death – over time and over place - uniquely personal or essentially the same?
This conference focusses on the impact of mortality on culture, and the ways in which the very fact of death has shaped human behaviour, evidenced through thought, action, production and expression. The conference seeks to re-engage with the study of mortality as an academic enterprise, supported by evidence and framed by theoretical engagement. No discipline is excluded and we are encouraging researchers including postgraduates to contribute who might not consider themselves death scholars, with work that overlaps with death and the dead.
We welcome contributions on topics such as but not limited to:
· Death, film and television
· Fame and death
· Historical death
· The dead in place and space
· Law, death and the dead
· Art and death
Confirmed keynotes include Prof Jacque Lynn Foltyn (National University, California), Prof Sarah Tarlow (University of Leicester) and Dr Michelle Aaron (University of Birmingham)
For more details visit: york.ac.uk/death-and-culture
Please note more information will be added soon regarding conference details.