Konverents - "Haunted Narratives" 26.-29. mai
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26.-29. mai 2007 toimub Eetikakeskuses filosoofia-, kirjanduse- ja kultuuriteemaline konverents, kus esinevad kõnelejad Berni ja Tartu Ülikoolidest. Konverents toimub inglise keeles.
Kogu konverents toimub <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Tartu Ülikooli Eetikakeskusesaadressil Raekoja plats 1 / Ülikooli 7 (Sissepääs Ülikooli tänava poolt, vajutada nuppu "Eetikakeskus", asume teisel korrusel)
Konverentsi programmNB! 25. mai toimus programmis muudatus
Berni Ülikooli inglise keele osakonna koduleht (sisaldab konverentsi saksakeelset tutvustust ning materjale osalejatele)
From 26-29 May 2007, postgraduate and postdoctoral students from Berne and Tartu will present their work on life writing in 30-minute talks open to the public and closed 60-minute work-in-progress sessions. This first conference will be held at the University of Tartu. In summer 2008, a follow-up conference will be held at the University of Berne.
During the 20th century the project of the Enlightenment reached its peak in Europe and the Western world in general. However, in retrospect it is clear that the civilizing efforts of the Enlightenment, the striving for individuality, emancipation, and freedom, have been thwarted in many respects. Throughout the last century, power politics violated social and political core values to an almost unbelievable extent. Due to Verdun, Vietnam, Auschwitz, the Gulag Archipelago, and Guantanamo the 20th century will undoubtedly be remembered as the century of ethnic conflicts and genocides.
Political oppression, persecution, ethnic cleansing, wars, and ultimately experiences of exile, transculturation, and cultural hybridity created fault lines in the lives of many people and deeply affected the construction of both individual and collective identities.
Haunted Narratives – The Politics and Poetics of Identity Formation and Life Writing is a joint research project of philosophers, and literary, and cultural scholars from the University of Berne (Proffs. Gabriele Rippl, Philipp Schweighauser, Therese Steffen) and the University of Tartu (Proffs.Margit Sutrop, Tiina Kirss). This effort is aimed at gathering insights into how individuals and communities deal with haunting memories and traumatic experiences, i.e. how they represent the past orally, acoustically, visually, and in written form. The focus of the project is on both the poetics and the politics of life writing (trauma narratives, memoirs, biographies, fictional autobiographies, bioppics, and so on).