Mnemonic migration

Photo by Dick Elbers

Kick-off seminar for a project on literature and collective memory and how it migrates between cultures and people.

The research project Mnemonic migration investigates how memories “migrate” via the medium of literature and to what extend “immigrated” memories affect people in societies with different historical legacies. These three gust lectures will address questions of memory and reception, how events that were not personally lived can be internalised and remembered, and the roles of literature in mediating and circulating memories of the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s.


13:15 – 14:00  What does it take to be remembered?
                         Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

14:15 – 15:00  Migrating Memories of the Bosnian War: Trauma Fiction,
                         Memory, and Citizenship
                         Stijn Vervaet (University of Oslo)

15:15 – 16:00  Kosovo Diaspora, Migration and Prosthetic Memories
                         Dafina Paca (University of Bristol)

16:00 – 16:30  Discussion and conclusions