November 13, 2015 to November 14, 2015
Literature, Public History, Social Sciences, Social History / Studies, Intellectual History
LITCRI '15 / IV. LITERARY CRITICISM CONFERENCE will be held on November 13-14 in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Research Center), organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
DAKAM's LIT CRI ’15 will search for new answers by bringing forward new questions of literature and will question if it is possible to create a literary system in a world in which power relations always change.
The conference aims to throw light on the role of literature as a medium of cultural memory and as a field of exploration of remembrance.
On the one hand, ‘cultural memory’ has emerged as a useful umbrella term to describe the complex ways in which societies remember their past. It has become increasingly apparent that the memories that are shared within generations and across different generations are the product of public acts of remembrance using a variety of media. Stories, both oral and written, images, museums, monuments: these all work together in creating and sustaining ‘sites of memory’. (Astrid Erll and Ann Rigney, 2006)
Remembrance and amnesia are key parts of the mechanisms of the human mind or mysterious ways of the complex activity of the psyche. One can easily aruge that works of literature, which have focused the memory of the individual in subjective ways, are sufficient in number and quality to compose a genre in its own. (Jonathan Lethem, 2000)