Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference

October 28 & 29, 2016

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

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
  • selective memory
  • gaslighting

Call for Proposals (by April 30 2016):