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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Modern Languages UG Conference '

2nd March 2016, 16:30 to 16:30

We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to attend the conference on Saturday 5th March at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College: 'Remembering Genocide, Violence and Trauma: The Memorialisation of Difficult Pasts'

This conference is a collaboration between two final year modules in the French and German departments which explore similar themes of trauma and dealing with the past. The day will consist of a series of presentations by students in both module groups on potential memorial designs to commemorate a traumatic event in a Franco-German context. We will also have talks from our two guest speakers:

- Paul Leworthy (PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh): ‘Style, silence and the unthinkable: an absence of logic or a poetics of dream in Charlotte Delbo's Aucun de nous ne reviendra’.

- Elise Bath (PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle): 'Issues in Representations of Atrocity - Empathy in the Museum Space'.

The day will run from 10am-4pm with coffee and cake provided.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there.

Best wishes,

Harriet Matthews, Alice Whitehead, Jon Turner (conference steering committee)