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    The troubling fictionalisation of the life and death of Alexia González-Barros y González (1971-1985)

    Harvey, Jessamy (2010) The troubling fictionalisation of the life and death of Alexia González-Barros y González (1971-1985). In: Gender and Memory in European Literature and Film, 2010, Birkbeck College, University of London. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Event sypnopsis: This conference will set out to explore relationships between gender and memory as they have been articulated in literature and film within a European context since the 18th century. Key questions to be examined will include: Are ways of relating to the past gendered? To what extent are different roles assigned to men and women within memory discourses? Who remembers and who is (not) remembered? Does the divide between public memory and private memory have a gender dimension? Are communicative memory and cultural memory (differently) gendered? To what extent are different memory genres/media (autobiography, novel/fiction, film) gendered? Do different memory concepts (mourning, nostalgia, memorialisation) have gendered connotations? In what ways are the relationship of men and women to memory and its discourses historically and culturally contingent? Can remembering and forgetting have gender political dimensions? To whose memories are value assigned in different cultural/historical contexts? What kinds of (gendered) memory community have been established? Who owns memory? In order that these questions can be explored in inter- and cross-disciplinary fashion, the conference will seek to bring together scholars working on memory and gender in a variety of different fields, including English and Humanities, Modern Languages, Media and Film Studies.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 13:46
    Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 10:55
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10337

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