After the Wall
The first workshop took place at the University of Bristol, on 16-17 April 2009, and focused on theoretical questions of memory. The event focused on two central strands: ‘Memory and Politics’ and ‘Memory and Media’, and welcomed keynote papers from Dr Susannah Radstone (University of East London) and Professor Ansgar Nünning (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen).
A report of discussions from the final session of the workshop summarises the main points of discussion during the workshop, and indicates suggested ways forward for the Network and for forthcoming events.
A list of recommended reading was sent to members prior to the workshop, in order to provide a common basis for discussion, particularly on theoretical questions of memory.
Please find below the outlines of both keynote papers, which have kindly been provided by the speakers. Useful lists of suggested reading have been included in both cases.
Dr Susannah Radstone (University of East London): 'Memory, History and Events'
Prof. Dr Ansgar Nünning (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen): 'Genres Shaping Personal and Cultural Memory: Literature as a Medium for Exploring Fictions and Frames of Memory'