Institute for the Study of the Americas, Senate House, University of London
London, 23rd and 24th of November 2010.
Venues: Tuesday 23rd Room G35 Senate House Ground Floor, Wednesday 24th Room 273 Stewart House, Second Floor
DAY 1: 23rd November
9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30– 9.45 Welcome by the coordinators Alejandra Serpente and Cecilia Sosa
9.45 – 11.15 PANEL 1: POLITICS OF MOURNING, HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONTESTED SITES OF MEMORY
Chair: Professor Vikki Bell, Goldsmiths, University of London
`Memorials and Counter-Commemoration in Latin America.' Dr. Cath Collins, Associate Professor of Politics, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile and Visiting Fellow, Human Rights Consortium, University of London.
‘Unsheltered Places: Landscapes of Remembrance in Argentina and Chile’ Professor Jens Andermann, Birkbeck, University of London.
‘The Politics of Memory in Argentina and Germany: A Comparative Study.’ Dr. Emilse Beatriz Hidalgo, IRICE-CONICET, Rosario, Argentina, and Dr. Ana Souto, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30: KEYNOTE
PROFESSOR ELIZABETH JELIN (INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - IDES, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA): „VICTIMS, RELATIVES AND CITIZENS IN ARGENTINA: WHOSE VOICE IS LEGITIMATE ENOUGH?‟
12.30 – 1.30: LUNCH 2
1.30 – 3.00 PANEL 2: GENDER AND MEMORY: CHALLENGING THE LEGITIMACY OF BELONGING
Chair: Dr. Carrie Hamilton, Roehampton University, London.
‘Masculinity and Memory: Dignity, Resistance and Exile’. Professor Victor Seidler, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
‘History and Memory in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Women Writing’. Dr. Sara Brandellero, University of Leeds, UK.
‘Corporeal Memory in the Words of Afro-Brazilian Women Writers and Activists’. Dr. Aino Rinhaug, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oslo, and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London.
3.00 – 3.15 Coffee Break
3.15 – 5.30 „NEW GENERATIONS, AFFECTS AND TRANSMISSION OF TRAUMA‟. SCREENING OF “MI VIDA DESPUES” (Argentina, 2009) theatre piece by Lola Arias (with subtitles in English). Introduction and discussion led by Cecilia Sosa, Queen Mary, University of London.
DAY 2: 24th November
9.30 -11.15 PANEL 3: REDISCOVERING VISUAL CULTURES AND THE AESTHETICS OF MEMORY
‘Stasis in Movement: The Use of Photography in the Argentine and Chilean subjective Documentaries of the Postdictatorship’. Jordana Blejmar, Gates Scholar, Cambridge University, UK.
‘Mourning the Image: Vernacular Photographies in Argentinean Memory Art of the 2000’s’. David Rojinsky, Honorary Research Fellow, King’s College, London.
‘Memory and Disobedience: Carmen Castillo, Women’s voices and the Presentness of the Past’. Elizabeth Ramírez, PhD Student, University of Warwick.
‘Pinceladas de la Memoria: Comics as a Source of Social Memory’. Leticia Neria, PhD Student, University of St Andrews.
11.15- 11.30 Coffee Break 3
Chair: Dr. Francesca Lessa, Research Associate of the Latin America International Affairs Programme, LSE IDEAS Centre, London School of Economics.
‘Narratives of Memory: The Limitations of Legal Mechanisms and the Challenge of Social Movement Praxis’. Diana Sankey, PhD Student, Kent Law School.
‘National Forgetting, Local Remembering: Memories of Conflict in Northern Nicaragua’. Hilary Francis, PhD Student, University of Aberdeen.
12.30 – 1.30 LUNCH
1.30 – 3.00 PANEL 5: THE PERFORMANCE OF KINSHIP, POSTMEMORY AND DIASPORA
Chair: Alejandra Serpente, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London.
‘Traces of the Mother: Deconstructing Hegemonic Historical Narrative in Teatro Oficina Uzyna Uzona’s Rebellion in the Backlands’. Patrick Campbell, PhD Student, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
‘Postmemory in the Post-transition: The (re)construction of Memory in Contemporary Uruguay’. Cara Levey, PhD Research Student, and Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds.
‘The Chilean Diaspora and the Aesthetic Accomplishment of Belonging’. Carolina Ramirez, PhD Student, Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
3.30 – 3.45 Coffee Break
3.45- 4.00 GENERAL RESPONSE TO THE SYMPOSIUM: Susannah Radstone, University of East London.
4.00- 5.30 CLOSING ROUNDTABLE, DISCUSSION AND FINAL REMARKS: Elizabeth Jelin, Vikki Bell, Susannah Radstone, and Jens Andermann. Chairs: Cecilia Sosa and Alejandra Serpente.
5.30 – 6.30 Wine Reception. Sponsored by the Argentine Embassy.