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>From: "Richard Crownshaw" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Future of Memory: Holocaust and Trauma Studies
>(UK) (3/1/05; 11/10/05-11/12/05)
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>CFP: The Future of Memory (3/1/2005; 11/10-11/12/2005)
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>The Future of Memory: An International Holocaust and Trauma Studies
>Conference
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>Plenary Speakers:  Professor Cathy Caruth, Emory University
>Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway University of London
>Professor Susan Rubin Suleiman, Harvard University
>Professor James Young, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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>Organised by:  English Research Institute (Dept of English),
>Manchester Metropolitan University; The Institute for Social, Cultural and
>Policy Research, University of Salford; Department of French Studies,
>University of Manchester 10 * 12 November 2005
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>During the 1980s and 1990s, Holocaust and trauma studies emerged at the
>forefront of interdisciplinary academic debate as scholars sought to
>articulate and analyse the diverse inscriptions of traumatic memory in
>cultural, social, psychic and political life. As a distinctly dynamic
>project, the study of the Holocaust and trauma more generally has
>established critical agendas that focus on the ethical parameters of
>representing horrific events; the modes of transmission and lived
>experience of traumatic history; the centrality of secondary, proxy or
>vicarious witnessing; the generic diversity of survivor testimony; the
>material cultures and landscapes of memory; the creative disorders of
>memory; the dialectical relationship of remembering and forgetting; the
>affective realms of memory and the politics of melancholy and mourning.
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>In the light of these diverse debates, the aim of this conference is to
>reflect critically upon the memorial legacies and possible memorial
>futures of Holocaust and traumatic experience.  The organizers are keen
>for the conference to address the ways in which the traumatic memories of
>the 20th and 21st centuries and their interdisciplinary conceptualisation
>will change and exist beyond their/this time. Key questions might
>include: which experiences and events can be remembered and which will be
>forgotten? What kinds of memory might be transmitted in the future? What
>form will memory take in the near and distant future? Can memory ever
>secure a future for the past?
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>The organisers invite 300-word abstracts on topics broadly related to the
>above questions from the fields of Architecture, Comparative and Literary
>Studies, Cultural Studies, European Studies, Film and Media Studies,
>Geography, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Visual Arts, Women's
>and Gender Studies. Submission deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2005.
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>Organisers: Rick Crownshaw (Manchester Metropolitan University), Jane
>Kilby (University of Salford), Antony Rowland (University of Salford) and
>Ursula Tidd (The University of Manchester).  For further information,
>please contact Debbie Hughes, University of Salford, Greater Manchester,
>UK, M5 4WT; email: [log in to unmask]
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