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Memory gaps: Tracks and Cracks

Trous de mémoire - Traces et fissures

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Published on Thursday, February 23, 2023

Abstract

We would like to examine the way in which the arts (theatre, cinema, literature, painting, sculpture,music) draw, trace and unfold the canvases and scores of individual, familiar and collective memory, from traces, cracks, flaws, interstices, lapses, oblivion, loss of memory...

Announcement

Presentation

The research group LES:TRACES (Laboratory for studies on: trauma, art, commemoration, engagement,sound) organises in autumn 2023 its third conference with the following topic : Memory gaps : Tracks and Cracks (in arts, theatre, cinema, literature, and music).

We would like to examine the way in which the arts (theatre, cinema, literature, painting, sculpture,music) draw, trace and unfold the canvases and scores of individual, familiar and collective memory, from traces, cracks, flaws, interstices, lapses, oblivion, loss of memory, repression, from "the memory of what is forgotten", shadowy areas, crypts, confiscated images and words, prevented, manipulated or forced memory, from “wounded memory” (Ricoeur), forgetting processes, silences, denials, blind spots, scattered fragments, superimposed and/or hybridized strata, from the power of memory and the powerover memory. This will also lead us to re-examine, in a comparative perspective, the forms of commitment and the culture and forms of commemoration – "orthopaedic memory, frozen in sterile commemorations", the memory “on display”. Commitment and commemoration – two key words in the research programme of LES:TRACES (Laboratory for studies on: trauma, art, commemoration, engagement, sound).

Submission guidelines

For this International Conference (the 19 and 20 October 2023 at the University of Strasbourg), each speaker has 30 minutes of presentation, followed by a 15-minute discussion. The languages of the conference are French and English. The publication of the papers is planned.

Please send your proposal (title, short abstract and biography) to : Beat Föllmi, University of Strasbourg, bfollmi@unistra.fr  

at the latest by 1 May 2023.

Scientific committee

Isabelle Reck, Beat Föllmi

Director of CREAA

Alessandro Arbo

The Centre for Research and Experimentation on the Artistic Act (CREAA) aims to develop knowledge of the artistic act in interdisciplinary matter, by comparing the knowledge and methodologies of the humanities, social sciences and exact sciences.

Places

  • Strasbourg, France (67)

Date(s)

  • Monday, May 01, 2023

Keywords

  • trace, mémoire, fissure

Contact(s)

  • Beat Föllmi
    courriel : bfollmi [at] unistra [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Beat Föllmi
    courriel : bfollmi [at] unistra [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« Memory gaps: Tracks and Cracks », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, February 23, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1aml

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