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International interdisciplinary conference «Postmemory and Contemporary World» (Medellin, 27-28 April 2017)

International interdisciplinary conference «Postmemory and Contemporary World» hopes to explore the phenomenon of postmemory in its multifarious manifestations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, economic, political, and many others. As in the previous editions of the conference, we also want to devote considerable attention to how this phenomenon appears in artistic practices: literature, film, theater or visual arts.

We are interested in all aspects of postmemory: in its individual and collective dimensions, in the past and in the present-day world, and in its potential to direct the future. Whose memory is postmemory: that of generations, communities, nations or families? How is it maintained and passed on? What is the role of imagination in its creation? What is remembered and what is forgotten? Is it always the memory of traumatic experience? How can it be taught and studied? These are some of the questions that inspired the idea of the conference.

Medellín, Colombia, has been chosen as a place for this conference not by chance. Colombia is the country of the troubled past that quite successfully has been processing it on its way of recovery. The conference wants to establish and promote a dialogue between scholars, countries and continents, therefore, inviting papers of different geographic and cultural focus.

Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 28 February 2017 both to Prof. Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdańsk): wowczarski1@tlen.pl and Prof. Polina Golovatina-Mora (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana): postmemory2017@gmail.com

Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2017.

The conference language is English, while Spanish abstracts will be considered.


More information on the conference is at http://postmemoryworld.ug.edu.pl

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