Memories in/of the Nineteenth Century, Manchester, 2008

SDN 2008 at Manchester University

MEMORIES IN/OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
March 25th to March 27th

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The Sixth Annual Conference of the SDN was held at Manchester University.

The conference programme and abstracts can be downloaded here (PDF):
SDN_2008_Programme

Call For Papers (now closed)

The following list of topics may serve as inspiration:

In memory of Gérard de Nerval, Honoré Daumier, Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly (b. 1808), Courteline (b. 1858), Zola (ashes transferred to the Panthéon in 1908)
Memory and intertextuality: adaptations, subsequent re-readings and rewritings of the 19th century
The memento: photograph, album, scrapbook, keepsake
Storing data: archives, private/public collections, the role of the collectionneur
Individual/collective memory: History, memory and commemoration
Remembering the self/remembering the other: memory and colonial history
Witnessing: memory and testimony
Renowned chroniques and mémoires (ex. Mémoires d’outre-tombe, Mémoires de la vie littéraire)
Autobiography and childhood memories
Literary representations of memory/memories
« The first time and the key moment »: unique and paramount memories
Remembering and narrating: framed narratives, narrators et narratees
Lieux de mémoire: museums, monuments, etc.
Memory, medicine and psychiatry
Memory, dream, trace and index
Memory loss