Offre de poste : Postdoc focusing on memory cultures in Central Europe


Lund University, Centre for Languages and Literature Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and … Continuer la lecture

Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies. Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective. University of Bucharest, 1-2 April 2019


Laure Neumayer vient de l’annoncer : La date limite pour l’envoi des propositions pour la conférence « Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies » a été repoussée au 5 décembre 2018. The scholarship on reckoning with the … Continuer la lecture

Trauma – Holocaust – Literature – Budapest, Musée Petőfi

Dates et Lieux : 28-29 novembre 2014 – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1.  puis Musée Petőfi, Károlyi utca 16, Budapest.

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The Petőfi Literary Museum is pleased to invite you to participate in the Trauma – Holocaust – Literature Conference to be held in Budapest, on November 28-29, 2014. The conference is intended as a discussion of the history of representing the Holocaust, the cultural, artistic and literary processes and the theoretical problems this representation has entailed. Our explicit goal is to bring together, in a single session, influential international authors and their Hungarian colleagues, to enable and encourage a dialogue of unprecedented vibrancy.


28 NOVEMBRE – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1. Budapest

09.30 Welcome Speeches / A konferenciát köszönti
  Csilla E. Csorba,  General Director, Petőfi Literary Museum
  Ernő Marosi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  Introduction / Bevezető
  Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany
  Chair / elnök
  Aleida Assman
10.00 Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Indiana University, USA
Holocaust Memory at the Beginning of the 21st Century
  Wulf Kansteiner, Aarhus University, Denmark
On the Unlikely Rise and Precarious Future of Holocaust Memory
  Péter Dávidházi, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest
A Valediction, Forbidding Theologizing – Aladár Komlós’s Memorial Speech of 1946
  Coffee Break / kávészünet
  Chair / elnök
  Wulf Kansteiner
11.40 Tamás Kisantal, University of Pécs, Hungary

Searching for the Meaning of the Past – Victims and Martyrs in the Hungarian Literary Discourse

   Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University, Netherlands
List Mania in Holocaust Commemoration
  Gábor Palkó, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest

Traumatic Memory and Second Order Cybernetics

   Péter György, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The Art of the Holocaust: Ethical Norms and Aesthetic Experiences – the Unavoidable Tension
  Lunch Break / ebészünet
  Chair / elnök
  Péter Dávidházi
15.40 Aleida Assman, University of Konstanz, Germany

Premediation and Unrepresentability of the Holocaust

  Judit Nóra Pintér, University of Szeged, Hungary
Trauma and Nostalgia in the Works of Imre Kertész
  Teri Szűcs, indipendent researcher, Budapest
Witnessing and Trauma in the Hungarian Literature of the Roma Holocaust


Chair / elnök
Ernst van Alphen
10.00 Robert Eaglestone, University of London, UK
‘Personal Responsibility under Dictatorship’ and Holocaust and Genocide Fiction
Katalin Orbán, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Naming and Sensing Place: Topographic Memories of Genocide in Contemporary Literary Narrative
Brett Ashley Kaplan, University of Illinois, USA
The Familial Nazi
Gábor Tamás Molnár,  Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The (Re)Birth of Trauma Out of the Spirit of Music: the Atrocious and the Artistic in William Gass’s Middle C
Coffee Break / kávészünet
Chair / elnök
Tamás Kisantal
12.00 Gábor Gyáni, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest

Hungarian Memory of the Holocaust 

Raffaella Di Castro, Italy
Witnesses of the Not-experienced: Those born after as artists of the “as if”
Andrea Pető, Central European University, Budapest
Gendered Memory of the Holocaust in Central Europe
Miklós Takács,  University of Debrecen, Hungary
Individual and Cultural Trauma: Analogies, Differences and Relationships
Lunch Break / ebészünet
Chair / elnök
Robert Eaglestone
15.40 Barry Langford, University of London, UK
“Maybe It Wasn’t That Way At All”: Reflexivity and Narrative Reversal as Ethical Performance in Jakob the Liar (1999) and Inglourious Basterds (2010)
John Neubauer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Literature and the Unspeakable
Hedvig Turai, International Business School, Budapest
Different Silences
Closing Speech / zárszó
Robert Eaglestone




Screen Memories. Depictions of State Socialism and 1989 in Screen Media – Festival de cinéma et conférence internationale – Budapest

Screen memories

Date et Lieu : Festival du 20 au 23 novembre 2014/ Conférence 25 et 26 novembre ) l’Université Loránd Eötvös (ELTE), Budapest.
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Comment décrire l’état du socialisme au cinéma avant 1989 , où le geste politique de filmer participe de l’exclusion sociale dans un vaste théâtre de la mémoire ? La question de la visualité et des archives filmiques, de la mémoire et de la contre-mémoire dans le cinéma d’Europe centrale, Russie et du Caucase.

10.45-10.55 – Welcome

Kristian Feigelson – Sorbonne Nouvelle : Screen memories in Georgian film culture.
Jasmine Jacq – University of Franche-Comté : Communist past in Russian cinema after 1991: between solemn tributes and happy desacralization ».
Alex Graham – University College London : “It’s not that they died, they just forgot. Ask whoever you like”: (re)citation, textual poetics and memory systems of the Soviet intelligentsia in Aleksei German’s ‘Khrustalev, the car!’.

14.00-15.30 – Keynote #1
Rainer Rother – Deutsche Kinemathek – Moments in Time 1989/90.
20 years after the peaceful revolution the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung published a collection of thousands of photos and hours of film shot in this critical period on the internet. These photos and films all came from privat sources. They are both records of a historical situation and documents of individual experiences.

Andrea Pócsik – András Müllner Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church and Eötvös Loránd University : (Re)Screening the Roma Subaltern: Post-Socialist Visuals of Roma life in Hungary under the socialist era.
Mathieu Lericq – Sorbonne Nouvelle : (Post-)Communism and homosexuality — From repression to recognition: fiction and documentary cinema facing a political and social taboo.
Balázs Varga – Eötvös Loránd University : Rock around the block: Postsocialist Nostalgia and Recent Eastern European Cinema.


Teréz Vincze – Eötvös Loránd University : Remembering Socialist Bodies – Picturing the body in Hungarian cinema after the fall of communism.
Grzegorz Wojcik – Pedagogical University of Cracow : Woman involved with Polish Newest History. Filmic Representations of Women after Political Transition in 1989.
Marija KatalinicHumboldt University : To be or not to be a socialist- comparing womanhood on screen in pre and post Yugoslavian cinema

11.00-13.20 – Panel #4 REPETITION AND NOSTALGIA
Constantin Parvulescu West University of Timisoara : The Past as Repetition: The Historical Function of Reruns
Ferenc Hammer – Eötvös Loránd University : The song remains the same: The cultural politics of socialist popular culture.
Phil Mann University of St Andrews : Doomed to repeat: The repetition of history in Viktor Oszkár Nagy’s Apaföld/Father’s Acr.
Zsolt Győri University of Debrecen White Lies, Dark Heritage: Nostalgia and the Search For (New) Illusions in Post-Socialist Hungarian Cinema.

Adam Nadolny – Poznan University of Technology : Architecture and City in socialist films of the 1960s in Poland as an element of contemporary cultural discourse.
László Strausz – Eötvös Loránd University : Realism and modernism in remembering – methodological observations on the new Romanian cinema.

16.30-18.00 – Keynote #2
Catherine Portuges – University of Massachusetts Amherst – Retracing Holocaust Memory in Hungarian Filmmaking.
This presentation engages in multigenerational dialogue Hungarian films by socialist-era directors with those of post-socialist, second- and third-generation filmmakers, rereading cinematic representations and re-imaginings of the Shoah and its sequellae 70 years on. Informed by current debates on the contested terrain of commemoration and memorialization, I suggest ways in which such re-contextualizations invite open new spaces for critical response. Extract from the following films will be screened: Géza Radványi (Somewhere in Europe/Valahol Európában, 1947); István Szabó(Father/Apa, 1966); Miklós Jancsó (Message of Stones/Kövek üzenete, 1994); Judit Elek (To Speak the Unspeakable: the Message of Elie Wiesel/Mondani a mondhatatlant: Elie Wiesel üzenete, 1996); Diana Groó (Kazinczy utca, 1999; Regina, 2013; and Livia Gyarmathy, A Tér/The Square, 2014.

DAY 3: NOVEMBER 26, Wednesday

Mónika Dánél – Stephan Krause Eötvös Loránd University and Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe : ‘Has it taken place or not?’ – Figurations of ‘Romanian’ and ‘German’ 1989.
Hajnal Király – University of Lisbon : From Amnesia to Active Recalling: Representations of Memory in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Cinema.
Andrea Virginás Sapientia University : Experiencing foreign spaces: memories lingering between afilmic, profilmic and diegetic realities

Katarina Misikova – Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts : A Country of Tiny History and Thick Lines?!
Raluca Iacob – University of St Andrews : (n)Ostalgie of the everyday life: 1989 in post-communist cultural memory.
Sanjin Pejkovic – Lund University : Re-inventing the past: Yugo-nostalgia in post-Yugoslav film memories.

14.00-15.30 – Keynote #3
Ewa Mazierska University of Central Lancashire : History and Memory of State Socialism in Polish (and other) Postcommunist Cinema.
My paper will consist of two parts. In the first part I will present the official discourse on history in Poland during the period of state socialism and after 1989, trying to establish what was specific for Poland’s construction of its history and what it shared with other countries of the Eastern bloc, most importantly Czechoslovakia and Hungary. In the second part I will discuss a number of films about state socialist past belonging to different genres, such as a historical film, a documentary and a comedy, trying to establish how the use of these genres affected historical representations.

15.45-16.55 – Panel #8 SECRET SERVICE MEMORIES
Péter György – Eötvös Loránd University : The parody of Schiller’s Aesthetics through ‘The Lives of Others’.
Cheryl Dueck – University of Calgary : Secret Police in Style: The Aesthetics of Remembrance.

Présentation de l’ouvrage « Le tourisme mémoriel en Europe centrale et orientale » (D. Bechtel, L. Jurgenson)


Dans le cadre du séminaire de Master et de Doctorat Sociétés communistes et post-communistes : circulations politiques et culturelles entre l’Europe « de l’Ouest » et l’Europe « de l’Est » au XXe siècle organisé par Taline Ter Minassian et Sophie Coeuré.

Date et Lieu : Vendredi 7 novembre 2014 de 13h à 15h à l’Université Paris Diderot Paris 7 – Inalco, 65 rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris, salle 3-12.

Delphine Bechtel et Luba Jurgenson (dir.), Le tourisme mémoriel en Europe centrale et orientale, Paris, Editions Pétra, coll. «Usages de la mémoire», 2013.
Introduction par Delphine Bechtel et Luba Jurgenson …………….. 11PREMIÈRE PARTIE – Tourisme nostalgique et construction d’une mémoire communautaireLe tourisme et la restauration symbolique des territoires perdus : le cas de la « Transylvanie hongroise » – Margit Feischmidt …… 25Le tourisme des protestants allemands retournant en Haute- Krzysztof Gładkowski……………………………………………………. 43Entre contacts fortuits et remémorations soudaines : le tourisme mémoriel dans l’ex-Prusse orientale – Ruth Leiserowitz-Kibelka …………… 61

La représentation des voyages de retour dans la littérature allemande de Roumanie après 1945 – Olivia Spiridon …………… 81

Revisiter des souvenirs nostalgiques et traumatiques : les touristes des racines sur l’isthme de Courlande – Anja Peleikis ….. 101

DEUXIÈME PARTIE – Tourismes concurrents et conflits mémoriels

« Se souvenir de la patrie » : tourisme mémoriel et tourisme identitaire en Transcarpathie – Anne-Marie Losonczy …………… 127

Le tourisme mémoriel vers la Galicie : retours sur les lieux du conflit interethnique entre Polonais, Ukrainiens et Juifs –
Delphine Bechtel …………….. 151

Quelle langue parle le souvenir ? Rhétorique de l’alternative bilingue tchéco-allemande dans les usuels touristiques sur les Sudètes – Xavier Galmiche …………….. 173

TROISIÈME PARTIE – Le tourisme vers les lieux de la destruction 

La guerre et le tourisme : soldats et officiers des forces d’occupation du IIIe Reich sur le territoire de l’URSS, 1941-1944 – Gueorgui Chepelev …………………… 193

Les voyages scolaires israéliens vers les sites d’extermination en Pologne : un parcours d’anthropologue – Jackie Feldman ……. 217

Visiter Levachovo, cimetière du stalinisme (1989-2010) – François-Xavier Nérard …………………………………………………. 239

Visiter les lieux du Goulag en Russie : parcours d’invisibilité – Luba Jurgenson ……………………………………………………….. 261

Les monuments aux morts sont-ils habités ? Tourisme de Guerre et émotions patrimoniales à Khatyn (Biélorussie) – Élisabeth Anstett ……………………….. 281

Résumés des articles et biographies des auteurs ………. 299