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Second International and Interdisciplinary Seminar on Memory, Trauma and Identity at the University of Alicante

 

Alicante, 17 December 2013

Traumatic memories caused by specific historical, social, cultural events that have marked history and it artistic imprint is the central issue of the 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Seminar on Memory, Trauma and Identity, that will be held at the University of Alicante on Wednesday 18 December 2013. The stolen children, graphic images of memories in prisons, nuns and war through the eighteenth century monastic chronicles, the writings of the Holocaust, repression and values in post civil war educational practice in Spain: 1936 - 1954, are some of the topics studied under several approaches allowed under the generic theme "Memory, Trauma and Identity" and around which a group of experts in literature, history and cinema will meet. Each one of them -from their own scientific profiles- will address the traumatic memories caused by certain cultural, social, historical events that have marked the history and artistic imprint.

Jorge Olcina, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, will inaugurate this international seminar. Speakers come from international universities such as the University of Warsaw, the University of New Hampshire and the University of the Basque Country.

The activity on Wednesday, 18 December, 2013, will take place in the Latin American Studies Centre Mario Benedetti, located in the building 3 of the Faculty of Arts. Admission is free, limited to the capacity of the room. The Seminar has been organized by the Area of French Studies assigned to the Department of UA Modern Languages, by the UA research groups in Memory and Literary and Cultural Identities (MIDEL), in Memory, Identity and Fictions (MIF) and in Contemporary Spain (EC), with the collaboration of the Faculty of Arts, the Office of the Vice President for Culture, Sports and Language Policies, the UA Latin American Studies Centre Mario Benedetti and the Sefarad Israel Centre.

The lecturers responsible for the Seminar are José Luis Arráez y Amelia Peral, from the University of Alicante’s Area of French Studies and also members of MIDEL, the research group organizing the event.

 

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