[UPDATE] The Cultural Politics of Memory 14-16 May 2014

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Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory Cardiff University
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The politics of remembering and forgetting are important social and cultural issues. The authority, power and resources with which to create hegemonic versions of the past – to give authoritative accounts that are available in the public domain – are largely the property of institutions. Questions of power, voice, representation and identity are central to Cultural and Collective Memory.

This interdisciplinary conference will address how hegemonic narratives of the past are reproduced or challenged. It will examine the role of Cultural and Collective Memory in shaping meanings, values and identities. Papers are encouraged to address the relationship between past and present in Cultural and Collective Memory and how this relates to social power relations.


Plenary Speakers

Professor Valerie Hill Jackson, Texas A&M University
Dr Glenn Jordan, University of South Wales
Dr Roshini Kempadoo, University of East London
Professor Amritjit Singh, Ohio University


Please send a 300 word abstract and a short CV to cpm@cardiff.ac.uk by 14 February 2014


Papers are welcome in areas such as:

• Cultural memory and the archive
• Curating memory
• Globalised memory
• Marginalised histories
• Memory and affect
• Memory and anti-colonial struggle
• Memory and class
• Memory as gender/sexual politics
• New technologies and memory
• Public history
• Racialised memory
• Religion and cultural memory
• Space, place and memory
• Theoretical approaches to cultural and collective memory