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LINGUIST List 25.2370

Sat May 31 2014

Calls: Philosophy of Language, Ling & Literature, Discourse Analysis/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-May-2014
From: Organizing Committee <revilationsyrcgmail.com>
Subject: RevilATIONS: Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Spectrum of Malevolence
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Full Title: RevilATIONS: Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Spectrum of Malevolence
Short Title: YRC YYC

Date: 30-Oct-2014 - 01-Nov-2014
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/revilationsyrc/

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 14-Jul-2014

Meeting Description:

This Young Researchers Conference will be held next fall at the University of Calgary.

Evil seems to be everywhere we look. The arts and other forms of human creation have explored the many faces of evil and human malevolence. Throughout History, philosophers, artists, writers, filmmakers, religious men have questioned evil, its possible origin but also its purpose in society. The topic of evil has motivated scholars and artists to represent it, embody it and, ultimately, come to understand it. From the folk tale of Faustus, to Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to A Clockwork Orange, malevolence continually garners curiosity from people of all disciplines. The subject of malevolence epitomizes an artistic spectrum with depths that remain unexplored.

Finally, violence, wars, injustice, and all sorts of prejudice also find their roots in evil and malevolence. Therefore, is it realistic to believe in the eradication of evil? Is malevolence not part of human nature? If so, what good are ethics and ideas of justice? Is political malevolence different from individual malevolence? Do malevolent actions keep a society balanced? And, finally, as questioned by John Stuart Mills, could the “ideal perfection of utilitarian morality” exist?

Keynote Speakers:

We are pleased to announce the participation of three guest speakers:

- David Bershad (University of Calgary) TBC
- Dominique Perron (University of Calgary)
- Ronald Shusterman (Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Etienne)

Call for Papers:

We welcome all students of any graduate-level degree and encourage everyone to present during a twenty-minute period followed by a ten-minute discussion.

This Young Researchers Conference is a multidisciplinary event. We invite proposals exploring themes such as (but not limited to):

- Good vs. evil
- Evil and society / life
- Language of evil / evil in language
- Religion and the representation of evil
- Space and the representation of evil
- Time and the representation of evil
- Violence (both symbolic and physical)
- Power, greed and money
- Prejudice and its shadows
- Gender: the good, the bad and the ugly
- Satan as hero
- Representation of evil in art

Please send a 200-word abstract in a PDF or .doc file including the title of your work to the following email address: revilationsyrcgmail.com by July 14, 2014.

Scientific Committee:

Ozouf Sénamin Amedegnato (FIS); Darren Bender (Geography); Nayibe Bermudez-Barrios (FIS); David Bershad (Fine Arts); Reyes Bertolin Cebrian (GRST); Kenneth BROWN (FIS); Estelle Dansereau (FIS); Cheryl Dueck (LLC); Lorry William Felske (Communication and Culture); Jacqueline Jenkins (English); Kibeom Lee (Psychology); Charles Mather (Anthropology); G. Francine Michaud (History); Anne Moore (Religious Studies); Mary O’Brien (LRC); Jean-Jacques Poucel (FIS); Kathryn Reese-Taylor (Archeology); Joanne Roberts (Economy); Friedemann Sallis (Music); Anthony Sayers (Political Science); April Viczko (Drama); Anthony WALL (FIS); Stephen Winters (Linguistics).

Organizing Committee:

Víctor Bedoya
Juanma Martínez
Montse Niño
Daniela Spago
Annemie Treier



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