Between Individual and Collective Trauma


International Scientific Colloquium, March 12-13. 2020. Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise 42, Tartu, Estonia)


Estonian Literary Museum
Center of Excellence in Estonian Studies
Research Center for Cultural Studies and Cross-cultural Communication
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones
The Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Call for papers
  • The theory of cultural trauma has recently developed into a true humanitarian scientific paradigm aimed at studying chaotic and catastrophic moments of the history with far-reaching social and cultural consequences. Big and important events for the cultural history of the West concerning overcoming of cultural traumas and axiological crisis, alongside with the processes of changing into modern culture and forming new systems need to be considered.

    The Colloquium will give particular attention to the problems of collective memory and representation that are essential in discussing traumatic experience, as well as symbolic meditation processes in cultural topology and topography. The focus is on problematic issues of memory, identity, cultural topos and the process of trauma where its importance is being formed in the context of "forgetting / remembering" in different discourses such as religion, aesthetics, jurisdiction, bureaucracy, etc.

  • Paper topics can include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • • identity;
    • trauma process;
    • "forgetting/remembering" in different discourses (religion, aesthetics, jurisdiction, bureaucracy, etc);
    • metamorphoses and transitions in myths;
    • traumatic narrative;
    • trauma and humour (e.g. black humour);
    • individual / collective aspects of trauma;
    • topography of traumatic experience and life trajectory;
    • trauma and victim.
  • Submission

  • Title and abstract of presentation (recommended length 100-150 words) in English should be submitted by February 15, 2020. The online form for abstract submissions and registration is open.

    Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e
    /1FAIpQLSeNu253HSQ_XaWRHb8PbRoCDBeojXhLvTjGe80269ovwd15lw
    /viewform
  • Important information





  • Venue:
    Estonian Literary Museum. Vanemuise 42, Tartu

    Contacts

  • CONTACT the organisers at n.a.artemenko (at) gmail.com, liisi (at) folklore.ee or sergtroy (at) yandex.ru
  • ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
    (Chair) Dr. Liisi Laineste (Estonian Literary Museum, Centre of Excellence for Estonian Studies (CEES), Estonia),
    Dr. Natalia Artemenko (St. Petersburg State University, Russia/Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Sociological Institute, RAS, Russia)
    Dr. Sergey Troitskiy (Research Center for Cultural Studies and Crosscultural Communication, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia / Research Center for Cultural Exclusion and Frontier Zones, Sociological Institute, RAS, Russia / St. Petersburg State University, Russia)

    Credits

    The conference is supported by the Estonian Literary Museum, the Centre of Excellence in Estonian Studies (CEES, TK 145, European Regional Development Fund), it is related to research projects IRG 22-5 (Estonian Research Council) and is free of charge for participants.



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