About the Editors
Dr Andrea Grieder has planted the seeds of this project, when she came to Geneva to present the results of her PhD research, Collines des mille souvenirs (Hills of a Thousand Memories, 2016 Globethics.net, ISBN: 978-2-889311-019, 410pp., www.globethics.net/theses-series). Dr Ignace Haaz who is Globethics Publications Manager did his PhD dissertation on the philosophy of rhetoric and metaphors. Prof. Dr Obiora Ike is the Executive Director of Globethics.net.
Art, Poetry and Reconciliation
In her doctoral dissertation which was published as book at Globethics, Andrea Grieder presents a deep point of view that successfully bridges the gap between anthropology and literature relating to the post-genocidal society in Rwanda. She describes the context through portraits, mainly of survivors, and shows that the performance of poetry helps in strengthening mutual recognition, healing and reconciliation. Her book is a deep testimony on "living after and with the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi of Rwanda". She has established herself as an international expert with experience in the field of art, poetry and reconciliation in the context of post genocide Rwanda. Her work is an important contribution to art and anthropology with innovativeness in exploring social reality, art and cultural management and the process of individual and collective transformation.
The New Global Series Book Project
A new research project has been initiated as a new contribution to methods of post conflict resolution, capable of inspiring future work in the field of anthropology, art and reconciliation. It is the plan for a new book project in the Globethics.net Global Series on the topic of Ethics and Reconciliation in Poetry and Writing for 2017-2018, O. Ike, A. Grieder, I. Haaz (Eds.). It is planned to gather international contributions from different continents on applied ethics related to poetry and writing. Ethical philosophical, theological and anthropological researchers from Africa and Asia will compare their findings on the healing power of words, in various religious and spiritual and philosophical traditions (including keywords as incantations, declamation, living metaphors, mnemonic-technical exercises, performing poetics arts, the calming effect of writing as therapy, reconciliation and mutual recognition through the production of art and literature.
Structure of the Book by Disciplines
Theology, philosophy and ethics on the value of transformative dialogue and the ethical role of the expression
Ethics in philosophy and rhetoric: faith in the expression vs. faith in comprehension? Is there a justification for lies, why are images important for the formation of knowledge?
Ethics in Poetry in Africa: healing, reconciling, forgiving and forgetting. Anthropology, political science, philosophy.
Poetry and Art in Asia. Anthropology, religious studies, philosophy, arts.
• expressive dialogue as living praxis, theology, global ethics
• should values be expressed in order to be understood?
• living metaphors and sceptical distance (epoque, adiaphora).
• healing in writing and expression: words and images beyond problems and contradictions
• rhetoric force of the image used to enforce truth
• "fake truth" and radical truth: are lies ethical problems or ethical wrongs?
• solidarity, reconciliation and poetry
• eco-theology and poetry: the value of "natural" beauty, proto-ethical binding values
• Buddhism and the contemplation of nature
• poetry and law
• poetry and friendship, ethics and poetry in India
• musicality of the language as expression of a global universal language?
• poetry and religion, the power of the words in African story-telling, poetic performance, the Greek rhapsode
International call for papers; papers should be addressed in Word to:
Length of articles: 1 book page (layout, A5) about 2'100 characters with spaces (around 340 words). The proposed length should not be less than 10'500 characters 5pp., but can go up to 46'000, 7'400 words (22pp.).
Length of the book in total: 250-350 pages.
New extended deadline to submit is March 1, 2018