Identity (2019)

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28 March 2019
University of Western Brittany, UBO, Brest, France


Deadline for proposals: 28 December 2018
Organized by the students of M2 TILE and the Ecole doctorale ALL

The emergence of minority studies at the end of the twentieth century has cast a new light on the concept of identity in fields such as arts, history, psychology and sociology, only to name a few.


In the Oxford English Dictionary, identity is defined as “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is”. However, this definition may vary according to the context in which it is established. How can a specific time and place contribute to shape identity? What is the connection between individual and collective identity (nationality, religion, social class, etc.)? Is identity intrinsic and predetermined? Is it a process? A social construct? To what extent is it congruent with the self?


This one-day conference shall endeavour to provide a variety of insights on this complex subject. Papers are invited on topics including but not limited to:


  • Construction and reconstruction of identity
  • Deconstruction and annihilation of identity
  • Psychopathologies and identity
  • National and cultural identity
  • Language and representation
  • Collectivity and individuality
  • Institutions and religion
  • Gender studies
  • Social media and identity
  • Images and avatars
  • Post-humanity
  • Etc.


We welcome papers from every discipline: anthropology, geography, literature, linguistics, philosophy, etc.


Proposals should be no longer than 150 words and should be sent to by February 28, 2019.