Narrative and Violence (2020–2022)

Building on the achievements of the highly successful Study Circle “Narrative and Memory: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics” (2017–2019) and pursuing its engagement with storytelling practices that “open up new possibilities for reshaping and reimagining the European project,” this Study Circle shifts the focus from narrativisations of memory to narrativisations of violence within social, political, cultural, and scientific discourses. In so doing, we aim to foster a trans-disciplinary dialogue among scholars, journalists, writers, activists and other practitioners interested in identifying and scrutinising the potential implications of representational violence on our lives and our planet’s future.

Read more about the study circle by following this link.



Making Sense of Violence in the Digital Age, University of Gdańsk, 24-26 February 2020



Waging Violence in the Digital Age. The Use of ICTs in Prevention, Intervention & Restoration.

by Dr Nena Močnik

(Men) Talking (About), Writing (About) And Imaging (About) Violence/Violation Offline/Online

by Prof. Jeff Hearn

Symposium Programme here

For a description of Dr Anna Walker’s workshop, see here

For the whole conference abstracts, see here

Symposium location: University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Languages, Neofilologia, ul. Wita Stwosza 51, room 034.

To confirm participation and paying the registration fee follow this link:

If you have institutional affiliation, you should select the ‘Standard fee’ (€105). If you are students, self-financed/freelance/independent scholars and artists you should select the ‘Discounted fee’ (€70).

In addition to the participation fee, the registration includes NSU membership for the year 2020.

Follow this link to find further information, including travel and accommodation.


Marta Laura Cenedese (Finland)
Coordinator Study Circle 4
marta.cenedese [at]
Study Circle 4: Narrative and Violence

Helena Duffy (Finland)
Coordinator Study Circle 4
helena.duffy [at]
Study Circle 4: Narrative and Violence