The 48th Annual Conference of the CSA will be held from Monday, June 3 through to Saturday, June 8, 2013 as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.
Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations on "Radicalizing Memory", a panel for the Canadian Sociological Association 2013 conference.
Memory is a cognitive faculty, an embodied experience, and a collective representation. In today’s memory studies boom, considerable emphasis has been placed on singling memory as either collective or individual in stark opposition to the everyday reality that memory is experienced from as wide a variety of externally imposed locations as subjectively disposed experiences. The proposed roundtable responds to the question: Can theory assist us in reconceptualizing memory as an assemblage of experiences that deny the crude dualism of individual and collective?Participants may address: the distinction between willful memory as what we ought to remember against lived memory as what we do remember against the will of others; the disruption and deconstruction of historical truth claims by conscious and unconscious historical re-presentation; how “emotional prosthesis” is summoned through the digitization of defaced landmarks; weaving threads through place memory and path memory as cognitive and emotional configurations in terms of which the epistemological particularities of ‘located consciousness’ may be produced, in reifying or de-reifying ways.; the possibilities that places of disjuncture or disorientation might facilitate for experiences of (collective) rememory. The selection committee is open to any paper that “radicalizes memory.”
Session Organizer: Mickey Vallee, PhD, University of Lethbridge, firstname.lastname@example.org
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