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Workshop : The (Un)Sayable in Public Discourses about the Past

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

Workshop Programme


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.

12:00--13:00 Lunch


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.


Concluding Discussion

Organisers: Dr Melani Schröter (German Studies); Prof Hilary Footitt (Director of AHRC Project Languages at War)


Further information

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


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