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>From: Richard Crownshaw <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: The Future of Memory conference
>
>Dear Subscribers,
>
>The following conference might be of interest.
>
>
>The Future of Memory:
>An International Holocaust and Trauma Studies Conference
>
>Plenary Speakers:
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>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
>
>
>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
>
>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. 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? 
>
>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: 31st March 2005.
>
>Organisers: Rick Crownshaw (Manchester Metropolitan University), 
>Jane Kilby (University of Salford), Antony Rowland (University of 
>Salford) and Ursula Tidd (The University of Manchester).
>
>Please send abstracts to Debbie Hughes, University of Salford, 
>Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT; email: [log in to unmask]

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