Monday 8 November, 2021. Fabulation and Forgetting in Literature and Memory Studies by Dr Avishek Parui and Dr Merin Simi Raj.

Monday 8 November, 1pm. Online via Teams. Fabulation and Forgetting in Literature and Memory Studies Speakers: Dr Avishek Parui and Dr Merin Simi Raj (Centre for Memory Studies, IIT Madras This talk will engage with the experiential entanglements of fabulation and forgetting as represented in literature and memory studies. Drawing on psychological as well as cultural … Read more

Webinar: ‘Brexit means ? for Identity’

Wednesday 24th March 2021, 16:00-17:00 Meeting link Following our Brexit means ? series in 2017, we return to the theme at the end of the transition period. As we come to terms with what this means, there is an opportunity to draw on the local expertise at the University to engage in a productive discussion of the … Read more

Webinar: Brexit means ? for the Arts

Following our Brexit means ? series in 2017, we return to the theme at the end of the transition period. As we come to terms with what this means, there is an opportunity to draw on the local expertise at the University to engage in a productive discussion of the issues involved. Our first webinar this semester … Read more

Public Lecture. Dr Avishek Parui and Dr Merin Simi Raj (Memory Studies Research Network, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras): ‘Encoding, Effacing, and the Phenomenon of Forgetting’

Dr Avishek Parui and Dr Merin Simi Raj (Memory Studies Research Network, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras): ‘Encoding, Effacing, and the Phenomenon of Forgetting’ The talk will examine the neural and narrative mechanisms of memory in terms of examining it as an enactive process which incorporates encoding as well as effacement, sometimes simultaneously. It will … Read more

Public Lecure. Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University of Warwick):‘Tactile Translations: Re-Locating the Disappeared’

Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University of Warwick):‘Tactile Translations: Re-Locating the Disappeared’ This paper examines the manner in which the term ‘the disappeared’ now circulates globally, by considering the case of the disappeared of the Northern Irish conflict. The paper examines visual art’s role as the bearer of memories of the illegally detained, forcibly migrated, and improperly buried, and draws on … Read more

Public Lecture. Dr Stef Craps (University of Ghent): ‘Transformations of Trauma in the Age of Climate Change’

Stef Craps poster Stef Craps is a professor of English literature at Ghent University, Belgium, where he directs the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative. His research interests lie in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and culture, memory and trauma studies, postcolonial theory, and ecocriticism and environmental humanities. He is the author of Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds (Palgrave Macmillan, … Read more

Public Lecture. Professor Ann Rigney (University of Utrecht): Contentious Commemoration: Between Memory and Activism

 Ann Rigney holds the chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Utrecht and is a member of the Royal Dutch Academic of Sciences (KNAW) and of the Academia Europea. Her research interests lie in the intersections between narrative, collective identity, and contestations of the past. She has published widely in the field of modern memory cultures, … Read more

Public Lecture: Dr Bruno Brulon (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro -UNIRIO), with School of Art History: Rio De Janeiro’s favela museums and cultural landscapes’

Public Lecture: Dr Bruno Brulon (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro -UNIRIO), with School of Art History: Rio De Janeiro’s favela museums and cultural landscapes’ Bruno Brulon Soares is an anthropologist and museologist who is currently a Professor of Museology at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), in … Read more

Public Lecture: “Negotiating Genocide? What’s to Negotiate?”: The Ethics of Cultural Memory Research in Post-Genocide Rwanda.

Dr. Eric Jesse (University of Glasgow). Erin will also be discussing non-Rwandan contexts as she’s worked on a range of cultural memory projects. She is going to discuss some of the ethical challenges one might face in doing cultural memory research in the present, particularly after mass violence. When: 21st February, 2018 Where: Room 31, … Read more