War, Memory and Media

 

 

 

 

 

War, Memory and Media

 

    An interdisciplinary seminar

    10 December 2008, 9.30-17.00

    Studenternes Hus, Mødesal II

    Aarhus University

 

 

 

War and its ability to redraw boundaries and inflict overwhelming pain remain central to historical narratives as well as a constant focus of art, film, theatre, literature, music, monuments, and also tourism and design. This seminar explores how different media relate to the memory of war, whether they do it monumental, nostalgic, critical, or revisionist. The keynote speech will be given by Professor Astrid Erll (Wuppertal), author of numerous books on cultural memory.

 

 

Programme

 

9.30

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen: Welcome and introduction

 

9.45

Britta Timm Knudsen: Going real: War Tourism and Difficult Heritage Tourism: A New Perspective?

Kasper Green Krejberg: The Distortion of Space: War Ruins in German Cityscapes and Literature

 

11.00 

Coffee

 

11.15 

Astrid Erll: Hollywood War Cinema: Cultural Memory, Authenticity and Remediation

 

12.30

Lunch

 

13.30

Tore Rye Andersen: Blurry Close-Ups: American Literature and 9/11

Sisse Tanderup: Alessi and 9/11

 

15.00

Coffee

 

15.15 

Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg: Institutional Remembrance: Fighting the Burden and the Gift of Memory

 

16.15

Discussion and closing remarks

 

 

The seminar is organized by the research group “Cultural Memory” at the Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, and sponsored by the Globalization Initiative.

 

Contact: litmrt@hum.au.dk