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Women’s Studies Research Seminar Series GENDER, MEMORY AND MODERNITY

Posted on September 13, 2004 by Administrator

Autumn 2004/Spring 2005

Following our successful day school last year on ‘gender, memory and
narratives of the self’, we have organized a series of lectures and workshops
addressing these themes for this academic year.

The first of these lectures and workshops will take place on
the afternoon of Thursday, November 25th
at Room EM010, Main Building, UL.

The afternoon will include a lecture followed by a
workshop on different approaches to questions of gender and memory.

Dr. Jane Kilby
(School of English, Sociology, Politics and
Contemporary History, University of Salford)

2.15 – 3.15: ‘Sexual Trauma and the Politics of Forgetting’

Jane’s lecture will explore how and why the violent experience of sexual assault can be instantly forgotten. Focusing on recent developments in psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic thinking about traumatic amnesia, her lecture will also investigate the implications of this approach for a feminist politics of memory.

3.15 – 3:30: coffee break

3.30 – 5.00: Workshop on approaches to questions of gender and memory led by Jane Kilby

Jane Kilby is Lecturer in the School of English, Sociology, Politics & Contemporary History at the University of Salford. She is currently completing a monograph on feminism and the cultural politics of trauma and her next project will be on gender and self-inflicted violence.

Future lectures from: Professor Raffaella Baccolini, English Department, University of Bologna-Forli, Italy; Professor Enrica Capussotti, Research Fellow, Gender Studies Programme, and Co-coordinator of the GRINE Project, European University Institute Florence and Professor Luisa Passerini, University of Torino, Italy

For further information contact 
Breda Gray at or 061-234207