Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory

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Date / time: 28 October - 29 October, 12:00 am

University of Toronto

Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory

Toronto, October 28-29, 2016.

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference “Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory.” The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.

The conference aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars and researchers who study topics on the themes of truth and lies. Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

contested meaning; repressed truth; testimony studies; trauma; victimhood; distortion;“lies that tell the truth”;revisionism; repressed truth; selective memory; gas-lighting