Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

21 January 2010


This symposium has been organised by Anthony Ross as part of the Beyond Text Student-led initiative funding scheme.

Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

Mediated Memory: Of Monuments, Machines and Madeleines

University of Glasgow, Friday 29th January 2010


Registration / Coffee and Madeleines


Welcome / Introduction / Admin


Keynote speaker: Dr Mariangela Palladino, “Hand, Writing and Memory”




Panel 1: Madeleines

  • Giuseppe Episcopo (University of Edinburgh), “Topothesia and Uncanny Memories”
  • Aislinn Hunter (University of Edinburgh), “Reaching Out: Beloved Objects, Resonance, and the Necessity of Touch in Object Transformation”
  • Andy MacGregor (University of Glasgow), “Reminiscence, Reason and Reverie: Associationism and Memory”
  • Michael Rodgers (University of Stratchclyde), “Eternal Concurrence: A Nietzschean Analysis of Nabokov’s Art of Memory”




Panel 2: Machines

  • Galit Wellner (Bar-Ilan University), “The Cellular Phone via a Stieglerian Prism”
  • Laura Findlay (University of Dundee), “Remembering the World Trade Center: A Sonic Memorial”
  • Peter Cudmore (University of Edinburgh), “Art Loves Chance: Secondary Orality and Intersubjective Technology”
  • Philippa Lovatt (University of Glasgow), “The Trauma of Forgetting: A study of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s video installation, Primitive (2009)”




Panel 3: Monuments

  • Alexandra Hibbett (Birkbeck, University of London), “The Literary Mediation of Memory in Peru: The Shining Path in Lituma en los Andes by Mario Vargas Llos”
  • Ian Isherwood (University of Glasgow), “Monumental Fallacy: Memorials to the Lost Cause at Gettysburg”
  • Chris Kempshall (University of Sussex), “Editing the Acceptable Face”
  • Maria Francesca Martinez Tagliavia (École des hautes études en sciences sociales), "Blob: A Visual Archive and a Palimpsest of Imagination"


Symposium ends









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