Date: 14 May 2010
Ruth is invited as keynote speaker at a workshop at the University of Reading:
Workshop: The (Un)Sayable in Public Discourses about the Past
Friday, 14 May 2010
University of Reading, School of Modern Languages and European Studies
Venue: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Graduate School, Old Whiteknights House, Seminar Room
Coffee, registration, arrival
10:30-11:30 Keynote Speaker
Ruth Wodak (University of Lancaster): I/We Never Saw Anything. The Discursive Construction of History.
James Taylor (Imperial War Museum, London)/Hilary Footitt (Reading): Displaying the Unsayable. Challenging History at the Imperial War Museum.
William Niven (Nottingham Trent University): Unmentionable together, unthinkable apart? The Holocaust and the Flight and Expulsion of Germans in Collective Memory
Heidrun Kämper (Institute for German Language, Mannheim): How to Talk about Guilt. Aspects of the Early German Postwar Discourse.
Melani Schröter (University of Reading): Imposed Silence? Strategic Implications of 'Taboo' in Discourses about the Past.
Organisers: Dr Melani Schröter (German Studies); Prof Hilary Footitt (Director of AHRC Project Languages at War)
Associated staff: Ruth Wodak
Associated projects: DYLAN: Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity EU-Sixth-Framework Integrated Project (IP)
Associated departments and research centres: Discourse-Politics-Identity, Dynamics of Memories, Language, Ideology and Power Group (LIP), Linguistics and English Language