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Perpetrator Studies Network


25 - 27 September 2019
Uppsala University, Sweden

CfP: COMFAS Convention: “Fascism and Violence”

The Second Convention of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (COMFAS) convenes in Uppsala, Sept 25-27 2019. COMFAS seeks papers exploring: 

  • violence in the fascist ideology and propaganda
  • modes and mechanisms of exclusion of political, ethno-religious and social groups
  • gender, violence and fascist ideology
  • the role of nationalism, social Darwinism and antisemitism in fascist ideology
  • death and sacrifice as symbolic themes in fascist public discourse and propaganda
  • the role of violence in fascist warfare
  • manifestations of mass political violence in different social and cultural contexts
  • East-West dichotomies in ideology and violent repression in fascist Europe
  • fascism and violence in  contemporary academic knowledge-production and media
  • fascism and violence in educational practice
  • violent interactions between fascists and anti-fascists
  • fascist/extreme right violence in the post-1945 period


COMFAS welcomes individual papers as well as panel proposals. Scholars interested in attending or contributing should email an abstract (250 words max) and bio with contact details (150 words max) to comfasconvention2019@comfas.org

Deadline: November 30th, 2018

For more info click here.