One Day Graduate Student Symposium in Memory Studies
Open to UIUC graduate students in all disciplines
Friday, April 6, 2018, 9am-4pm, English Building, Room 304 (608 S. Wright St, Urbana)
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and the Future of Trauma and Memory Studies reading group are delighted to co-sponsor the following on-campus graduate symposium in memory studies. We hope that this symposium will showcase the diverse and wonderful work within memory studies (broadly conceived) that students are doing here at UIUC. It will be an opportunity to share ideas and resources, to schmooze and connect. Students from diverse disciplines sent in abstracts and HGMS faculty have generously agreed to provide on-the-spot feedback to papers. Thank you! And thank you to the organizing committee: Claire Baytas, Claire Branigan, Dilara Çalışkan, Brett Kaplan, Helen Makhdoumian, Naomi Taub.
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)
10 – 11 am
: From Generation to Generation: Kinship, Performance, Trauma
Faculty Respondent: Jodi Byrd
Chair: Helen Makhdoumian
(Psychology): An Analysis of PTSD Symptom Severity Domains Between Genocide-Exposed Mothers and OffspringDilara Çalışkan
(Anthropology): Time of Queer Postmemory: (Dis)Familiar Temporal Humdrums and Disidentificatory ArchivesClaire 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
(Comparative and World Literatures): The End of Irish History? The Place of Memory in Post-Celtic Tiger IrelandBeatriz Maldonado
(Anthropology): Memory, Affect, and Family: Exploring Representations of the Disappeared Members of El Salvador’s Civil WarArkaitz 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
Chair: Naomi Taub
(English/Writing Studies): Collective Memory, the Men's Rights Movement, and the Divergent ArchiveLizy Mostowski
(Comparative and World Literatures): The Reconstruction of Canadian Collective Memory: Canada’s New National Holocaust MonumentDiana 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
Chair: Dilara ÇalışkanRuohua Han
(School of Information Sciences): What Can You See? Implications of the Digitization of Historical Personal ScrapbooksNancy Karrels
(Art History): Memory and Spolia in Post-Revolutionary FranceRachel 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:https://jewishculture.illinois.edu/academics/initiative-holocaust-genocide-and-memory-studies
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/
Original Call for Papers:
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies invites abstracts from graduate students at UIUC for a one day symposium to take place on campus on Friday March 9, 2018 from 9am-3pm at the IPRH (422 Levis). (2-3pm will be a reception with coffee and cookies).
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 email@example.com
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/