Event Date: 9 November 2012
Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Linton Road Oxford OX2 6UD
WAR and LIFE-WRITING
A one-day interdisciplinary conference at Wolfson College, University of Oxford,
9th November 2012. This MHRA-sponsored conference is organized jointly by the War and Representation Network (WAR-Net) and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.
This one-day, international, inter-disciplinary conference will be a unique symbiosis of the scholarly expertise of the Oxford Centre for Life Writing and WAR-Net, a network for academics working in war representation. Researchers from the fields of literature, theatre, history, art history, graphic arts, film, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, museum studies, and others will assemble to discuss the ways in which the experience of war (on both home and battle front, and of any period) is represented in the life writing genres. ‘Writing’ will be understood in its broadest sense, to cover not only letters, diaries, memoirs, biography, autobiography and fiction, but also oral testimony, film, portraiture, personal collections and digital media.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Michael Hammond
Dr. Michael Hammond, a leading scholar in war and film, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. He is the author of numerous publications on war and cinema, including The Big Show: British Cinema Culture in the Great War (1914-1918) (2006), British Silent Cinema and the Great War (Ed. 2011). He is currently working on a British Academy funded project entitled The After Image of the Great War in Hollywood, 1919-1939.
Dr. Michael Hammond (Southampton) – The Celluloid Life of the Great War Veteran in Hollywood 1920 – 1933