Programme

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. More information on the series can be found here.

Professor Erll will be speaking in the LHRI, 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds, 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

 

OUTLINE OF DAY:

9.00 – 9.15 Registration
9.15 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9.30 – 11.00 PANEL 1 – Forging Transcultural Frameworks of Memory: Dual Belongings Beyond Bounded Communities of Remembrance
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 PANEL 2 – Historical and Familial Memories in Dialogue: Genealogies Across Cultures
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 PANEL 3 – Multidirectional Migration of Memories in the Late Imperial Isles
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.45 PANEL 4 – Mediums and Channels of Memory: Datafication, Television and Material Objects
16.45 – 17.00 Closing Remarks

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, Free University of Berlin
Through the Eyes of the Interstitial Agent: Migrant Interventions in Dutch Cultural Memory in Mano Bouzamour’s De belofte van Pisa
PANEL 2: Historical and Familial Memories in Dialogue: Genealogies Across Cultures

Beatrice Ivey, University of Leeds
Beyond ‘Beur’: Transcultural Memory in the Works of Ahmed Kalouaz
Hannah Kershaw, University of York
Postcolonial Genealogies in Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies and Ahdaf Soueif’s The 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)
PANEL 3: Multidirectional Migration of Memories in the Late Imperial Isles

Sara Dybris McQuaid, Aarhus University
The 1916 Easter Rising and the End of Empire: Transnational Templates of Irish and Indian Freedom Struggles

Jacco Visser, Aarhus University
Celebrating Victory Day of Bangladesh in East-London: Transnational Linkages and Local Power Struggles over the Bangladesh War of 1971
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, University of Newcastle
Reflecting on Migrant’s Memories Through Biographical Objects: Perspectives of Older Italian Migrants in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Katrin Wunderlich, University of Cambridge
When Non-Minority Authors Migrate, Memories Travel: Towards an Ethics of Transcultural Reading in German-Language Representations of 9/11

 

The conference will be followed by social drinks in a more relaxed atmosphere at The Library Pub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.

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