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Seminar Series, Semester 2 2018-19

Thursday 7 March 2019, 4pm:
(in conjunction with the Cultural Memory Research Group)

Prof. Francie Cate-Arries (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, William and Mary)

‘Oral Testimonies of Franco’s Repression in Spain: Mourning, Memory, Symbolic Resistance’

Professor Cate-Arries will analyze oral testimonies she has recorded in the southern Spanish province of Cádiz with the civilian family members of “the disappeared”, loved ones who were murdered in 1936 by right-wing military insurgents.

Venue: St Salvators Quad, School 6

Thursday 25 April 2019, 4pm
(in conjunction with the Cultural Memory Research Group)

Dr Montserrat Lunati (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University and Honorary Reader at the University of St Andrews)

‘Writing his way through grief in Scottish Gaelic: Christopher Whyte’s elegy to Maria-Mercè Marçal’.

In 1998, Catalan poet Maria-Mercè Marçal died of cancer, aged 45. At that time, Scottish writer and academic Christopher Whyte was living in Barcelona. They had been close friends through her illness and, after her death, he wrote a long mourning poem in Scottish Gaelic, the language he favours for his poetry. My paper, which is indebted to Jacques Derrida’s views on death, mourning and friendship, will focus on this poem whose title is ‘Leabhar Nach Deach A Sgrìobhadh: In memoriam Maria-Mercè Marçal, 11.XI.1952-5.VII.1998 ’ [‘A Book Unwritten: In memoriam Maria-Mercè Marçal, 11.XI.1952-5.VII.1998’]

Venue: St Salvators Quad, room 31

Brown Bag Research Discussions

13 March 2019, 13.00, B305

Dr Sarah Bennison (Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews), “Memory dictated, legend official: setting down the laws of the land in the Entablo of Casta, Peru (1921)”

10 April 2019, 13.00, B305

Dr Nicôle Meehan (Museum and Gallery Studies), “Digital objects: The Museum and Transcultural Memory after the Postdigital Turn”

24 April 2019, 13.00, B216

Dr Iryna Sklokina (Research Fellow at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine) & Dmytro Chepurnyi (Cultural Manager and Curator of the Donbas Studies Research Project at IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives), a joint session with this semester’s CRSCEES Visiting Fellows.

Postgraduate Seminar

Wednesday 3 April at 4pm

‘Publishing in an academic journal’.

A talk by Professor Jordi Larios, founding co-editor of Tesserae, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

Venue: Quad 31