Translating Memory and Remembrance across the Disciplines


March 11, 2016

9:30-10:00       Breakfast (SUB 418)

 10:00-11:15     Panel      Re-writing Histories: Art, Writing, Memory (SUB 418)

  • Heidi Bollinger (CUNY Hostos)

Against Memorialization: Silence, Recovery, and the Familial Memoir

  • Sarah Wyman (SUNY New Paltz)

Signifying Memory in the Verbal Visual Work of Georges Braque, Louise Gluck, and Robert Hayden

  • Anna Suvorova (Perm State Academy of Art & Culture/ Perm State University, Moscow)

The Problem of Memories in Naive Art

11:15-11:30     Break

11:30-12:30    Panel      Spaces and Technologies of Remembrance (SUB 418)

  • Molly Kalan (Syracuse University)

Expressions of Grief on Facebook: Navigating Discomfort, Persistent Identity and Public Memorialization

  • Amy Sodaro (BMCC/CUNY)

Selective Memory: Memorial Museums and the Politics of Victimization

12:30-2:15       Lunch (JFT 1010)

2:15-3:30        Workshop 1   Remembering (through) National Conflict: Memory, Nation, State (Humanities 201)

  • Kelsey Utne (Cornell University)

Digital Remembrances of Partition: A New Era for Memories?

  • Sara D. Abi Saab (New York University)

Beyond Death: How Memories of Reincarnation Reshape Politics and Kinship in Mount Lebanon

  • Megan Corbin (West Chester University )

Translating the Witness Within: DNA and the Recovery of Forensic Memory in Post-dictatorship Argentina

3:30-3:45         Break

3:45-5:00          Workshop 2  Mnemonic Assemblages: Exploring the “Vibrant Matter” of         Memory (Lecture Center 107)

  • Benjamin Nienass  (California State University San Marcos)

Border Objects

  • Rachel Daniell (CUNY Graduate Center)

The Materiality of Redaction

  • Lindsey Freeman (SUNY Buffalo)

Atomic Mnemonic Assemblages

3:45-5:00          Workshop 3   Staging Remembrance in the Visible: Memory, Art, Design (Humanities 201)

  • Joshua Korenblat (SUNY New Paltz)

Memory, Imagination, and Observation

  • Dimitry Tetin (SUNY New Paltz)

Reflection and Prayer: Memory of Sojourner Truth

  • Diane Pepe (The University of the Arts)

Responsive Memory: Investigating Memory and the Arts

5:00-5:30         Break (CSB Auditorium Lobby)

5:30-7:00                                                Keynote Address (CSB Auditorium)

Salamishah Tillet

Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies

Core Faculty in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

University of Pennsylvania

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