PoSoCoMeS WG | Roundtable | Creative Approaches to Memory TFDC 1.17
Jul 04, 2023 11:30 - 13:00(Europe/London)
20230704T1130 20230704T1300 Europe/London 1.21. Remembering Transitions: Local Revisions and Global Crossings in Culture and Media

The proposed round table will be organized as a presentation and discussion of the edited volume Remembering Transitions: Local Revisions and Global Crossings in Culture and Media (ed. Ksenia Robbe), forthcoming with the Media and Cultural Memory series of De Gruyter in summer 2023. The volume provides novel perspectives on the 1970-90s 'transitions' to democracy by approaching them as objects of remembering in contemporary societies across the world (with case studies from Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Southern Africa and East Asia). While the production of memory cultures during and in the aftermath of these transitions has been thoroughly studied, particularly from perspectives in transitional justice, much less is known about the more recent acts of revision, contestation and recollection of these processes and their consequences in light of contemporary transformations and crises. The volume brings together examinations of rethinking, re-reading and remediating transitions in cultural productions including literature, film, theatre, popular music as well as on social media platforms and in cultural projects. The chapters contextualize representative acts of remembering within the local/regional memory cultures and theorize transformations of memory and time; they also inquire into the circulations of memories and the transnational imaginaries these memories question and produce. As a whole, the volume proposes to think about these processes as memories in and of crises by focusing on how they constitute responses to contemporary unsettlement and how they tend to critically (re)cast transitions as transformations (or sometimes eruptions) rather than resolutions of conflict. This round table will be not only an opportunity for the authors and the edi ...

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The proposed round table will be organized as a presentation and discussion of the edited volume Remembering Transitions: Local Revisions and Global Crossings in Culture and Media (ed. Ksenia Robbe), forthcoming with the Media and Cultural Memory series of De Gruyter in summer 2023. The volume provides novel perspectives on the 1970-90s 'transitions' to democracy by approaching them as objects of remembering in contemporary societies across the world (with case studies from Eastern and Southern Europe, Latin America, Southern Africa and East Asia). While the production of memory cultures during and in the aftermath of these transitions has been thoroughly studied, particularly from perspectives in transitional justice, much less is known about the more recent acts of revision, contestation and recollection of these processes and their consequences in light of contemporary transformations and crises. The volume brings together examinations of rethinking, re-reading and remediating transitions in cultural productions including literature, film, theatre, popular music as well as on social media platforms and in cultural projects. The chapters contextualize representative acts of remembering within the local/regional memory cultures and theorize transformations of memory and time; they also inquire into the circulations of memories and the transnational imaginaries these memories question and produce. As a whole, the volume proposes to think about these processes as memories in and of crises by focusing on how they constitute responses to contemporary unsettlement and how they tend to critically (re)cast transitions as transformations (or sometimes eruptions) rather than resolutions of conflict. This round table will be not only an opportunity for the authors and the editor to present the book and some of perspectives elaborated in the chapters, but also to open its ideas and readings to further discussion and to consider future directions for studying memories of transitions.

Senior Lecturer
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University College Cork
Postdoc/researcher
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University of Ljubljana
Postdoctoral research
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University of Bern
Senior lecturer
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University of Groningen
 Ksenia Robbe
Senior lecturer
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University of Groningen
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