Regristation now open: Migration and Transcultural Memory in the 21st Century

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
May 3, 2017
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Literature

We are pleased to announce that Professor Astrid Erll, from the Goethe-University, Frankfurt, will be giving a guest lecture at the University of Leeds the night before our conference (2nd May). This lecture is linked to the ‘Confronting Traumatic Pasts’ Sadler Seminar series at the University of Leeds, taking place over the 2016-17 academic year.

Professor Erll will be speaking in the Alumni Room, The School of English, Cavendish Road, between 5pm-6.30pm.

Our full conference programme is now available below:

Venue: The Liberty Building lecture theatre (LG. 06), School of Law, University of Leeds, University Western Campus, Moorland Road, Leeds, LS3 1DB

8.45 – 9.05: Registration

9.05 – 9.15: Welcome and opening remarks

9.15 – 10.45:

PANEL 1 – FORGING TRANSCULTURAL FRAMEWORKS OF MEMORY: DUAL BELONGINGS BEYOND BOUNDED COMMUNITIES OF REMEMBRANCE

Songyun Zheng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (visiting scholar at Queen Mary’s, London): Harbin Jews: Memories on the Move

Daniela Zanini, University of London: Think about how difficult it has been to be Italian in this country’’. Transcultural Memories of Italian Migration to Australia in Polenta e Goanna by Emilio Gabbrielli

Jan Lensen, The Free University of Berlin: Through the Eyes of the Interstitial Agent: Migrant Interventions in Dutch Cultural Memory in Mano Bouzamour’s De belofte von Pisa

10.45 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30:

PANEL 2 – HISTORICAL AND FAMILIAL MEMORIES IN DIALOGUE: GENEALOGIES ACROSS CULTURES

Beatrice Ivey, The University of Leeds : Beyond ‘Beur’: Transcultural Memory in the works of Ahmed Kalouaz

Hannah Kershaw, The University of York: Postcolonial Genealogies in Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies and Ahdaf Souief’sThe Map of Love

Nadia Butt, University of Giessen: ‘Overlapping Territories, Intertwined Histories’: The Dynamics of Transcultural Memory in Vikram Seth’s Memoir Two Lives (2005)

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.00:

PANEL 3 – MULTIDIRECTIONAL MIGRATION OF MEMORIES IN THE LATE IMPERIAL ISLES

Dr Sara Dybris McQuaid, Aarhus University: The 1916 Easter Rising and the End of Empire: transnational templates of Irish and Indian freedom struggles

Tanja Gotthardsen, Aarhus University: Mediating Shared Pasts for a Common Future: Transcultural Memories amongst the Indian Diaspora in Ireland

Jacco Visser, Aarhus University: Celebrating Victory Day of Bangladesh in East-London; Transnational linkages and local power struggles over the Bangladesh War of 1971

15.00 – 15.15: Coffee break

15.15 – 16.45:

PANEL 4 – MEDIUMS AND CHANNELS OF MEMORY: DATAFICATION, TELEVISION AND MATERIAL OBJECTS

Rieke Böhling, University of Bremen: Revisiting Migration Memories in the Context of Current Migratory Movements

Simona Palladino, The University of Newcastle: Reflecting on migrant’s memories through biographical objects: perspectives of older Italian Migrants in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Katrin Wunderlich, The University of Cambridge: When non-minority authors migrate, memories travel: towards an ethics of transcultural reading in German-language representations of 9/11

16.45 – 17.00: Closing remarks

17.00: Conference close

The conference will be followed by a wine reception, location TBC

Contact Info: 

Jessica Ortner ortner@hum.ku.dk

Jade Douglas jl10jmd@leeds.ac.uk