Héritages et Constructions dans le Texte et l'Image


Identity (2019)


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 m2tile2018@outlook.fr by February 28, 2019.