[MGSA-L] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Call for Papers (Special Section of JMGS): "Legacies of 1922: Building and Rebuilding Borders, Identity and Belonging Since the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange"
k.gedgaudaite at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 04:58:57 PDT 2020
I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming deadline for the
following call for papers to mark 100 years since the end of the
Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
We look forward to hearing from you,
Kristina and Will
*CALL FOR PAPERS*
*Journal of Modern Greek Studies*
*Legacies of 1922: Building and Rebuilding Borders, Identity and Belonging
Since the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange*
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
Those interested in contributing to the special section should send a 500
word abstract and a short biographical note to Kristina Gedgaudaite (
kg13 at princeton.edu) and Will Stroebel (stroebel at umich.edu) and should
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.
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