Transnational memory and traumatic histories
This postgraduate course took place at the University of Leeds on 8-9 May 2014, sponsored by the White Rose College of the Humanities and the University of Copenhagen Graduate Conference and organised by Helen Finch (email@example.com) and Anna Lena Sandberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). A conference publication is in preparation. Contact Joseph Ford (email@example.com) for details.
Panel 1: Multidirectional memories
Lizzie Lowenstein (University of Leeds): Reviewing femininities: Francophone-Iranian women writers’ perceptions of women in France and Iran.
Beatrice Ivey (University of Leeds): Transnational memory and questions of gender: narrative cross-dressing in Ahmed Kalouaz’s Point Kilométrique 190 (1986)
Huw Halstead (University of York):Kristallnacht in Constantinople’: Multidirectional Appropriations in Representations of the 1955 Istanbul Pogrom
Keynote: Prof. Maxim Silverman (Leeds): ‘Palimpsestic Memory and the Ethics of Storytelling’
Panel 2: Memory and Poetics
Kasper Guldberg (Aalborg University): From “pain and fear” to “holy calm”: Nature as Psychological Rescue in the Poetry of William Wordsworth
Juliette Reboul (University of Leeds): A retrospective Ulysses’ syndrome: French émigré recollections of the British host
Hannah Copley (University of Leeds):Leeds is Nigeria and Newcastle is Auschwitz: A Post-Holocaust Cartography in the Poetry of Tony Harrison.
Panel 3: Palimpsests
Joseph Ford (University of Leeds): ‘Algiers, Paris, New York: palimpsestic terror?’
Lasse-Emil Paulsen (University of Aarhus): ‘The literary work of Antonio Muñoz Molina as a contribution to the cultural memory of the Spanish Civil War and Francoism’
Christina Brennan (University of Leeds): ‘Her Mother’s Voice: The Second-generation Daughters of the Holocaust and the Algerian War (with specific reference to Malika Mokeddem’s Of Dreams and Assassins and Leila Marouane’s The Abductor)’
Panel 4: Narrative and Memory
Lizzie Oliver (University of Leeds): ‘They tell the story of us all’? Narratives of captivity and multidirectional memory
Anita Pluwak (University of Lund): ‘Visions of history, gender, and an intimate public: melodrama in popular Polish Holocaust narratives’