[MGSA-L] CfP UPDATE - (Special Section of JMGS): "Legacies of 1922: Building and Rebuilding Borders, Identity and Belonging Since the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange"

William Stroebel stroebel at umich.edu
Sun Aug 16 04:34:48 PDT 2020

Dear colleagues, last month I circulated a CfP for the Journal of Modern
Greek Studies (reposted below). Please note that we have updated the
submission method as follows:

Those interested in contributing to the special section should send a 500
word abstract and a short biographical note to
*kristina.gedgaudaite at mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
<kristina.gedgaudaite at mod-langs.ox.ac.uk>* (Kristina Gedgaudaite) and
*stroebel at umich.edu
<stroebel at umich.edu>* (Will Stroebel) and are kindly requested to preface
the title of their submission with “1922”, e.g. 1922–TITLE HERE. All
proposals should be submitted by 16 November 2020. Selected contributors
will be notified in January 2021 and will be expected to submit completed
articles by June 2021.


*Legacies of 1922: Building and Rebuilding Borders, Identity and Belonging
Since the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange*

*Journal of Modern Greek Studies (October 2022)*

The Greco-Turkish War and subsequent Population Exchange remain, a hundred
years on, a watershed moment for the region’s pasts and presents. The
memory of the war and its aftermath often intertwine with and “haunt” other
wars, migrations and histories, within and beyond the borders of Greece and
Turkey, from the Nazi occupation to the refugee reception crisis unfolding
today. Throughout the past century, this historical moment has provided a
template to make sense of contemporary realities at the same time that the
memory of the war and Population Exchange was itself reshaped in response
to those concerns.

In this context, we invite contributions to a special section of the *Journal
of Modern Greek Studies *that would reflect on the legacies of the war and
its aftermath. Committed to a diachronic view that examines the ways in
which memory influences national and transnational culture, this special
section will use the centennial to reconsider past perspectives on the war
and the Population Exchange and to boldly assess whether we are, at this
point, facing a paradigm change in our understanding of war, displacement,
identity and citizenship.

The central question that we hope to address is as follows: One hundred
years after the Greco-Turkish War, the internal and transnational
displacements that it sparked, and the state-sponsored Exchange into which
it transformed, what lasting paradigms has this experience bequeathed to
cultural, material, social and political domains of the Aegean and its
diasporas, and how have subsequent experiences reshaped the original

We invite contributions from literary and cultural theorists, historians,
political scientists, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists and
archaeologists, focusing on the following core axes:

   - Paradigms of citizenship and belonging in their past and present
   - Alterity, othering, biopolitics and governmentality
   - (Re-)constructions and archaeologies of borders and boundaries
   - New perspectives offered by (re-)mediations of the Greco-Turkish War
   and its aftermath in literature, music, film, art, theatre and performance
   - Personal, archival and institutional memory frames and
   intergenerational transmission of memories
   - Affective connections, senses and the body
   - Trajectories of material objects and remains

Best wishes,

Will Stroebel (co-editor)


Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
Department of Comparative Literature
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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