Summer Symposium

TRAUMA NARRATIVES AND THE ETHICS OF READING  

Saulkrasti, Latvia, 26 July–2 August 2017

 

Wednesday 26 July: Arrival and Registration

Thursday 27 July

Session 1: Trauma and Ethics (9-11.30)

Colin Davis & Hanna Meretoja: Trauma and Ethics

Eric Doise: Ethics of Listening

Session 2: Cinematic Trauma Narratives (13-15)

Chantal Bertalanffy: Whose Trauma Is It? “3.11”, Power Struggle and Cinema

Florian Kunert: Progress in the Valley of People Who Do Not Know

 

Friday 28 July

Session 3: A chance to visit other circles (9-11.30)

Session 4: The Second World War and its Aftermath (13-15)

Kaisa Kaakinen Literature and Restitution – The Case of Ursula Krechel’s Novel Landgericht (2012)

Anne-Karoline Sunde Jakobsen: Witnessing war in Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life

Abderazak Tebbeb: War Trauma at the Juncture between the Horror of Perception and the Pleasure of Expression: Joseph Heller Catch22 as a Case Study

 

Saturday 29 July

Session 5: Memory Contests (9-11.30)

Asya Rogova: William Wordsworth’ Battle of Waterloo: Trauma vs Victory

Unni Langås: Artistic Exposure of the Human Body. Ethical Aspects in Jenny Holzer’s Lustmord (1993-94)

Per Roar: Remembering Utøya 22 July: A Site for Contested Trauma Narratives

Session 6: Reading and responding (13-15)

Eneken Laanes: Allegories of Reading: John Banville’s Shroud

Gabrielle Brady: Narrative Therapy and Filming in Retrospect: Responding to Trauma Narratives with Using Narrative Therapy Practice in Filmmaking

 

Sunday 30 July: The Excursion Day

 

Monday 31 July

Session 7: Trauma Across Genres (9-11.30)

Paula Mäkinen: Cambodian Space Project and Khmer Singer Channthy as Narrators of Collective Trauma and Re-Discoverers of the Lost Music Culture

Matias Kilpiö: Stories of Vagabonds: Tales of the Unheard in Finnish Rock Music

Marta Cenedese: Recreating the Everyday: Lynsey Addario’s Photographs of Syrian Refugees

Session 8: Postcolonial Trauma (13-15)

Tony Simoes da Silva: Tales of Love and Evil: Life Writing, Transitional Justice and ‘Failed States’

Meenakshi Chauhan: Trauma and Memory in the Narratives of Second Generation Harki Writers

Olivier Sécardin: Patrick Chamoiseau and the Politics of Re-reading

 

Tuesday 1 August

Session 9: A chance to visit other circles (9-11.30)

Session 10: Graphic Novel (13-15)

Anna Vuorinne: Traumatics of Everyday Racisim: Working against Discrimination in Graphic Narration

Aura Nikkilä: “Just a Photo”: Photographing and Drawing Trauma in Documentary Comics

Victor Callari: Trauma, Narrative and Testimony in Art Spiegelman and Jacques Tardi’s Graphic Novels