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University of Glasgow, 9 June 2008.
Plenary speakers: Jay Winter (Yale University)Bridget Fowler (University of
Glasgow), Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England).
Increasingly scholarly attention is paid to the role of place and space in
memorialising - whether in commemorations of individuals or in marking mass
deaths. At the same time, experts in a variety of fields are finding new
significance in the different ways of â€œsaying goodbyeâ€ (or not saying
goodbye). The aim of this symposium is to investigate memory, mourning and
landscape, and the links between them. The symposium will therefore be of
interest to scholars across the disciplines of the humanities and social
150-300 word abstracts are invited for 15-minute papers. Please submit
abstracts by email (preferably as a word document attachment) to
mml.conference_at_gmail.com, by 1 April 2008.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
war memorials and monuments, the theology of mourning, spaces of memory,
the art of memory, theories of place and space, funeral and burial customs,
theories of bereavement, grief, and mourning, liturgy and prayer,
literature of farewell: elegy, lament, valediction, memorialisation,
memoir, memorialising genocide, traumatic memory, artificial memory,
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