CfP: Narratives and Narrativity in the Study of Violence (Events, 11/2022 and 12/2022, Frankfurt a/M); by: 30.08.2022

Goethe Univ. Frankfurt Main; Sabine Andresen (Education and childhood studies) and Christof Mandry (Moral theology and social ethics) (Web)

Time: 03.-04.11.2022 and 08.-09.12.2022
Venue: Goethe University Frankfurt Main
Proposals by: 30.08.2022

The interdisciplinary research initiative on „Power and Abuse“ at Goethe University brings together researchers from a range of social sciences and humanities, such as education, history, theology, philosophy, and law. It bundles research on phenomena of power abuse and violence against children, adolescents and adults.

For Fall/Winter 2022, it focuses on research into violence and narrativity in these two workshops:

  1. The Role of Narrativity in the Study of Violence (Nov. 3-4, 2022)
  2. Factual and Fictional Narratives of Violence – Conceptual and Ethical Issues in an Interdisciplinary Perspective (Dec 8-9, 2022)

The narrative of experiences of violence as well as the interpretation of those narratives take on a central role not only in the scientific but also in the social view on abuse of power and violence in social relations of proximity, dependency and vulnerability. Yet there is a very intimate side to the telling of violent experiences. It is by no means self-evident that survivors talk about violence and experienced abuse of power. A basic condition for this also seems to be that a person can trust that he or she will be listened to and believed. Only in this way can narratives also set the process of acknowledgement, investigation and redress in motion. The concept of witnessing becomes (especially) important in this context.  Read more … (PDF)

Information about the program and the organization will be continuously added here on the website (Web).

Source: HSozuKult