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Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 15:45 +0100
From: Cahal McLaughlin <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: FW: Meicam conference finalised programme
We are pleased to announce the final programme for our conference,
'Constructions of Conflict: Transmitting Memories of the Past in European
Historiography, Literature and Media', hosted by the MEICAM (Modern
European Ideologies, Conflict and Memory) research group, Swansea
University, 10-12 September 2007.
Hosting over fifty papers and bringing together contributors from seventeen
countries, this interdisciplinary conference examines the many ways in
which the memories of social, political and military conflicts have been
transmitted within 20th and 21st-century European culture, and are shaped
by present-day political, economic and social parameters.
As part of the conference, a new journal, Journal of War and Culture
Studies, published by Intellect Books, will be launched.
For further information and registration details, see the conference
Registration deadline: 31 July 2007
'CONSTRUCTIONS OF CONFLICT: TRANSMITTING MEMORIES OF THE PAST IN EUROPEAN
HISTORIOGRAPHY, LITERATURE AND MEDIA'
An international and interdisciplinary conference hosted by the MEICAM
(Modern European Ideologies, Conflict and Memory) research group,
Swansea University, 10-12 September 2007
Monday September 10 2007
13.00 Registration and refreshments
14.00-14.55 Keynote lecture by Mary Fulbrook (University College London):
'Patterns of memory'
Contemporary Approaches to Memory
Slawomir Kapralski (Warsaw School of Social Psychology): 'The memory of the
Holocaust and the politics of identity in contemporary Poland'
Christina Kleiser (University of Vienna): 'Is there a "shared memory"? Some
critical reflections on the constitutive conditions of a culture of
commemoration in the European context'
Patrick Finney (University of Wales Aberystwyth): 'D-Day 2004: passing the
torch to history?'
17.00-18.30 Parallel Sessions (1)
1A: Frontline Memories
Tim Grady (Portsmouth University): 'Reconstructing patriotism: the
German-Jewish soldiers of the First World War and the Holocaust'
Nicole Thatcher (University of Middlesex): 'The "Malgré-nous"'
Neil Jenkings (Newcastle University) / Trish Winter (Sunderland University)
/ Rachel Woodward (Newcastle University): 'Remembering and accounting for
conflicts: the experience of UK ex-service personnel'
1B: Screening Memory
Emiliano Perra (University of Bristol): 'Legitimating fascism through the
Holocaust: the reception of the miniseries Giorgio Perlasca in Italy'
Giacomo Lichtner (University of Wellington): 'The third way:
reinterpretation of World War Two in contemporary French cinema'
Owen Evans (Swansea University): 'Redeeming the demon? The legacy of the
Stasi in Das Leben des Anderen (2006)'
1C: The Transmission of Memories in Eastern Europe
Michaela Peroutkova (University of Life Sciences, Prague): 'Narratives
about the expulsion of Germans: a Czech-German comparison'
Brigid Haines (Swansea University): 'Enduring empires: the presence of the
past in recent German-language fiction by writers from central and eastern
Axel Goodbody (University of Bath): 'Remembering Chernobyl'
18.30 Dinner (Fulton House refectory)
19.30 Drinks reception and launch of the Journal of War and Culture Studies
at the Digital Technium atrium
Tuesday September 11 2007
9.00-10.30 Parallel Sessions (2)
2A: Crimes and Perpetrators
Jennifer Cazenave (Northwestern University): 'The variant voices of France:
visual and textual representations of perpetrator testimony'
Claire Gorrara (Cardiff University): 'Memories of conflict, conflicts of
memory: representations of war in French crime narratives of the late 1940s
Angela Kimyongür (University of Hull) 'Constructing memories of World War
Two in France: Patrick Pécherot and Léo Malet'
2B: Mediating Memory in Serbia and Croatia
Catherine Baker (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies): ' "They
tore down our houses, we built them up again": Croatian popular music and
representations of homeland war memory in Slavonia'
Tea Sindbaek (University of Aarhus, Denmark): 'A national hero's revival:
the rehabilitation of DraÏa Mihailoviç and the Chetniks in Serbian
Jelena Obradovic (University of Birmingham): 'Remembering Srebrenica:
repression and denial of war crimes in Serbia'
2C: Divided Memories
Maud Bracke (University of Glasgow): 'World War Two, Cold War, war on
terror: political usages of war memorials'
Hubert Faustmann (Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus): 'Selective memories and
victimisation discourses in ethnic conflict: the case of Cyprus'
Lidia Santarelli (Columbia University): 'Italian war crimes in Africa and
the Balkans: a conflict of silence, memory and amnesia'
11.00-12.30 Parallel Sessions (3)
3A: Reporting Conflict
Karoline von Oppen (University of Bath): 'Tourists with typewriters? German
news reporting from Bosnia'
Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University College Dublin): 'Private and public
memories of Portugal's colonial war: the case of Antonio Lobo Atunes' war
Mererid Puw Davies (University College, London) 'Miss(ing) Saigon:
representing women in West German writing on Vietnam 1966-1973'
3B: Memory Conflicts: The G8 at Genoa
Inge Lanslots (Lessius Hogeschool of Antwerp) / Monica Jansen (University
of Antwerp): 'Re-imaging Genova 2001: the G8 in comics and icons of Carlo
Vincenzo Binetti (University of Michigan): 'Carlo Giuliani's square: the
G8, globalization and the (re)shaping of Genova's urban culture'
Stefano Magni (University of Grenoble): 'The relationship between the
Italian crime novel and the G8 at Genoa'
3C: Aerial Warfare and Constructions of Victimhood
Neil Matheson (University of Westminster): 'Aerial warfare, national
identity and the "melancholy of ruins" '
Gabriel Moshenka (UCL Institute of Archaelogy):
Silke Arnold-de Simine (Birkbeck College, London): 'London can take it!
Remembering the air war, reliving the Blitz: iconic images of the bombed
cities during World War Two and their instrumentalisation for current
conflicts in Britain and Germany'
3D: Childhood Memories of Conflict
Claire Eldridge (University of St Andrews): ' "We, the children, are
missing pieces from our history". Constructing memories in the absence of
direct transmission: the case of the Algerian War of Independence and the
fils de harkis'
Jennifer Cameron (Columbia University): 'Recasting the generational
conflict: rupture and continuity in Christoph Meckel's Suchbild and Stephan
Wackwitz's Ein unsichtbares Land'
Vitaliy Bezrogov (Institute of Theory and History of Education,
Moscow):'Conflicts between official atheism and private religion through
children's eyes: memories of Soviet childhood'
12.30-14.00 Lunch (Fulton House refectory)
14.00-15.30 Parallel Sessions (4)
4A: Sites of Memory
Christian Gudehus (Centre for Interdisciplinary Memory Research, Essen):
'Holocaust narrations in German memorial guided tours'
Iro Katsaridou (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki, Greece) /
Annie Kontogiorgi (Ephorate of Modern Monuments, Ioannina): 'World War Two
memorials in Northern Greece: controversy and reconsideration'
Anna Saunders (University of Wales, Bangor): 'Remembering Cold War
division: wall remnants and monuments'
4B: Memories of the Spanish Civil War
Cinta Ramblado Minero (University of Limerick): 'History, memory, fiction:
the Thirteen Roses and discourses of recovery in contemporary Spain'
Anita Howard (University College Dublin): 'Children of the civil war? A
reconstruction of the conflict in two recent Spanish films'
Dacia Viejo Rose (Cambridge University) 'Post-conflict reconstruction and
the making of memory: a look at post-civil war Spain'
4C: Recording Memories
Cahal McLaughlin (University of Ulster): 'Recording audio visual memories
from Armagh Gaol'
Anna Reading (London South Bank University): 'Mobile witnessing: camera
phone memories of atrocities and terror'
Judith Hattersley (University of Bath): 'Mediated messages and conflict: an
investigation of the authenticating power of archive images in contemporary
16.00-17.30 Film showing of Beautiful Dachau; keynote lecture by the
director Alan Marcus (University of Aberdeen)
19.30 Conference dinner at La Tasca restaurant, Swansea
Wednesday September 12 2007
9.30-11.00 Parallel Sessions (5)
5A: Memory Contests: The Great War
Stephen Woolsey (Houghton College, NY): ' "After Verdun it was different":
Cather, Faulks, and the novelist's power to create a personal
historiography of conflict in the Great War'
Vanda Wilcox (Oxford University): 'Commemorating the First World War in
Andrew Frayn (University of Manchester): 'Honour or horror? Conflicting
memories of the First World War'
5B: Memories of Terrorism
Noel Cary (College of the Holy Cross, MA) 'The Munich Olympics and the
politics of memory'
Julian Preece (Swansea University): 'Lives of the RAF: the biographical
Magdalena Slastushinskaya (Russian Red Cross): 'Beslan after Beslan'
5C: Memory Objects
Judith Meddick (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'The erasure of the
past in The Carpenter's Pencil by Manuel Rivas'
Helmut Peitsch (University of Potsdam): 'The use of the "final letter": The
resistance fighter Guenther Weisenborn's changing role as witness in East
and West Germany'
Clare Bielby (Edinburgh University): 'Reading German terrorism'
11.30-12.30 Keynote lecture by John Foot (University College London):
'Divided memories: history and memory in twentieth-century Italy'
12.30 Close of conference and lunch (Fulton House refectory)
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