CFP: [Graduate] cultural memory docotral symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Roberta Mock



JUNE 25-27, 2008, at Hazelwood House, South Devon, U.K.

A Project of the CENTRE FOR CRITICAL CULTURAL RESEARCH in the Faculty of
Arts at the University of Plymouth, U.K.


Considering culture as creative practice and a way of life, both of which
are historically specific, how is experience remembered, represented and
shared? How and why do memories and representations shape present
attitudes, intentions, politics, power structures, cultural work and
imagined futures? Among aspects of the theme which may be covered are:

Memories of place framing social formation;

Shared memories as means of empowering social groups;

Memories of gender-, race-, or group- histories shaping present

Memories of war and genocide in contemporary culture;

The relation of individual and collective memories;

Representations of place-, group-, or event-memories in high or
vernacular cultures;

Appropriations of cultural memory in heritage culture and consumption.


Abstracts (300 words max.) are invited from currently registered research
students at any recognized University in the EU for papers of 3,000
words - for a 30-minute presentation followed by an equal period of


Visual aids will not be used (but hard copy material can be circulated).
8 papers will be selected. Dr Iain Biggs (U.W.E), and Dr Roberta Mock (U.
Plymouth) will offer keynote papers. The event will be facilitated by
Prof. Malcolm Miles (U. Plymouth).


The aim is to work in an ambience of attentive listening beyond
institutional routines. The venue is a retreat centre in an area of
scenic beauty, with locally sourced organic food (vegetarian and non-
vegetarian). Rooms are single occupancy but not en-suite. Surrounding
hills mean there is no cell phone reception.


Selected presenters will be offered travel costs up to £50, transfer from
Totnes railway station to the venue (mid afternoon 25th and after lunch
27th), 2 nights accommodation and all meals during the symposium.


Abstracts should be 300 words plus the following information, sent as a
file attachment in word [only] to - CM in subject
box â€" by 3rd March, 2008:


E address


Supervisor (who may be approached for a reference) with e address

Title of proposed paper and Abstract


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