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Symposium: Contesting/Contested Memories
Date: 9 February 2012 Time: See programme
Venue: FASS Building, MR2-3
Contesting/Contested Memories: The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century
Programme of Events
Thursday 9th February 2012
Location: Bowland North, Seminar Room 2
13:00: Welcome - Tony McEnery (Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Lancaster)
Conference Opens: Ruth Wodak and David Seymour (Lancaster, UK)
13:30 - 16:00: Session 1: Chair: Aristotle Kallis (Lancaster, UK)
Andre Gingrich (Vienna, Austria), 'Racism, Modernist Theories and 'Applied' Practices: Anthropology in Germany and Austria during the Nazi years (1933-1945)'
Malgorzata Fabiszak (Poznan, Poland), 'Collective Vs Individual in Text and Image. Discursive Representation and Cognitive Construal'
Joanna B. Michlic (Brandeis, USA/London (LSE), UK), 'The Path of Bringing the Dark to Light: Memory of the Holocaust in Post-communist Europe'
16:00 - 16:30: Tea/Coffee Break (Served in FASS Reception)
16:30 - 18:00: Session 2: Chair: Michael Mumford (Amnesty International)
Tracey Skillington (Cork, Ireland), 'UN Holocaust Commemoration in a Post-Secular Age'
David Seymour (Lancaster, UK), 'The Visibility of the Holocaust and the Invisibility of Antisemitism'
Friday 10th February 2012
Location: FASS Building, Meeting Room 2
9:30 - 11:00 - Session 3: Chair: Agata Fijalkowski (Lancaster, UK)
Lars Fischer (CJCR, Cambridge, UK), 'Socialists grappling with the Shoah: Early Post-War Responses'
Helen L. Jones (UClan, Preston, UK), 'The semantics game: Heartbeat Detector/La Question Humaine (2007)'
11:00- 11:15: Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45 - Session 4: Chair: Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster, UK)
Karin Stoeger (Vienna, Austria), 'Antisemitism in Austrian Media Discourses on the Financial Crisis'
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster, UK), "'That is how it is written in the schoolbooks!': Calculated ambivalence and Holocaust denial in Austria"
12:45 - 13:45 - Break for lunch
13:45 - 14:45: Postgraduate Master Class: Chair: David I. Hanauer (Pennsylvania, USA)
Panel: All Delegates
Alex Scott (Lancaster, 2nd Year PhD Student), 'National Holocaust Memorial Day as Institutionalised Commemoration in Britain'
Elizabeth Ward (Leeds, 1st Year PhD Student), 'Breaking Taboos: Jewish Suffering and Persecution in East German Cinema'
Tim Corbett, (Lancaster, 1st Year PhD Student), 'Beit Olamin? - The Jewish Cemeteries in Munich and Vienna'
14:45 - 15:00: Tea/Coffee Break
15:00 - 16:30: Session 5: Chair: David Seymour (Lancaster, UK)
David I. Hanauer (Pennsylvania, USA), 'The Discursive Construction of the Stolper Steine Memorial Project: Official, Educational and Familial Meanings'
Andreas Musolff, (Norwich, UK), 'Metaphorization of Holocaust memory and false historical analogy in antisemitic discourse'
Friday 10th February 2012
Location: The Gallery, The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster
19:00 - 21:00: Shoah's Legacy: Film and the Holocaust>
Chair: Thomas Rohkrämer (Lancaster, UK)
- Mercedes Camino (Lancaster, UK)
- Hugh Castle (Lancaster Royal Grammar School, UK)
- Malgorzata Fabiszak (Poznan, Poland)
- Andre Gingrich (Vienna, Austria)
- Patrick Hagopian (Lancaster, UK)
Conference Closes: Ruth Wodak and David Seymour (Lancaster, UK)
Who can attend: Anyone
Associated staff: Ruth Wodak
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