Open to UIUC graduate students in all disciplines
Friday, April 6, 2018, 9am-4pm, English Building, Room 304 (608 S. Wright St, Urbana)
9 – 10 am: Telling the Story: Narrative, Memoir, Testimony
Faculty Respondent: Jamie Jones (English)
Chair: Brett Kaplan (Jewish Studies and Comparative and World Literatures)
Claire Baytas (Comparative and World Literatures) Hrant Dink’s Assassination as Retold by Karin Karakaşlı in ‘An-bul-ist’: The Strengths and Pitfalls of Literature as a Space for Representing Public Acts of Violence and Cultivating Conversation on the Ethics of Commemoration
Leah Becker (English): Sharing Wounds: How Ishmael’s Narrative Voices Spread the Burden of Testimony in Moby-Dick
Helen Makhdoumian (English): Across and Between: Cultural Memory Translation in Michael Arlen’s Passage to Ararat (1975)
Faculty Respondent: Jodi Byrd (English)
Chair: Helen Makhdoumian (English)
Susan Rudahindwa (Psychology): An Analysis of PTSD Symptom Severity Domains Between Genocide-Exposed Mothers and Offspring
Dilara Çalışkan (Anthropology): Time of Queer Postmemory: (Dis)Familiar Temporal Humdrums and Disidentificatory Archives
Claire Branigan (Anthropology): Caught in Bad Scripts? Performance, Repetition, and Survival in Contemporary Argentina
11 – 12 am: Citizen/Self: History, Affect, National Identity
Faculty Respondent: Eduard Ledesma (Spanish and Portuguese)
Chair: Claire Branigan (Anthropology)
Estibalitz Ezkerra (Comparative and World Literatures): The End of Irish History? The Place of Memory in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Beatriz Maldonado (Anthropology): Memory, Affect, and Family: Exploring Representations of the Disappeared Members of El Salvador’s Civil War
Arkaitz Ibarretxe Diego (Spanish and Portuguese): Soaring Nationalism: Competing Imaginings of the Basque Country in Spanish and Basque Aerial Documentaries
12 – 1 pm: Brown Bag Lunch
We encourage everyone to bring lunch with them and take the opportunity to connect and share ideas!
1 – 2 pm: Counterpublics: The Archive, the Other, the Museum
Faculty Respondent: Peter Fritzsche, History
Chair: Naomi Taub (English)
Evin Groundwater (English/Writing Studies): Collective Memory, the Men's Rights Movement, and the Divergent Archive
Lizy Mostowski (Comparative and World Literatures): The Reconstruction of Canadian Collective Memory: Canada’s New National Holocaust Monument
Diana Sacilowski (Slavic): What’s in a Name?: Writing the Jewish Person in Contemporary Polish Literature
2 – 3 pm: Image Transfer: Digitization, Dissent, Visual Memory
Faculty Respondent: Anke Pinkert (German)
Chair: Dilara Çalışkan
Ruohua Han (School of Information Sciences): What Can You See? Implications of the Digitization of Historical Personal Scrapbooks
Nancy Karrels (Art History): Memory and Spolia in Post-Revolutionary France
Rachel Rose (German): Anti-Anti-Anti-Fascism: Public Dissent in the Post-Socialist Era
3-4 pm: Reception with refreshments!
More information about the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies can be found here:
Our blog can be read here: https://hgmsblog.weebly.com/
Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group information can be found here: https://traumaandmemory.weebly.com/
We hope that this symposium will showcase the diverse and wonderful work within memory studies (broadly conceived) that students are doing here. It will be an opportunity to share ideas and resources, to schmooze and connect. This will also be a great time to practice conference papers and receive invaluable feedback from faculty and other graduate students.
We invite applications from graduate students working in different fields and with diverse interests across the UIUC campus. These aspects of memory studies might include (but are not limited to): racial aspects of memory, neuroscience, disability studies, how societies remember, the construction of national narratives, cultural and/or religious practices of memory, museums, archiving, representation and art, sciences of memory (or science and memory), technological aspects of memory, politics of memory, forgetting, erasing, and oversaturating.
Please send a brief abstract (not more than 200 words) that includes the title of your paper, your email, and your department to the director, Professor Brett Ashley Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February, 2018.
More information about the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies can be found here: http://www.jewishculture.illinois.edu/programs/holocaust/