Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts & Communications



The programme is as follows:

Monday 23rd March
11.00am – 1.00pm Registration
1.00pm – 1.30pm Welcome by Prof. Griselda Pollock and Prof. Max Silverman
Directors of the AHRC Research Project Concentrationary Memories

Rupert Beckett Theatre

1.30pm – 3.00pm Opening Lecture
Prof. Zygmunt BaumanEmeritus Professor of Sociology, University of LeedsCamp, Ghetto, No-Go AreaChair Prof. Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading)

Rupert Beckett Theatre

3.00pm – 3.30pm Coffee
3.30pm – 4.30pm Keynote 1Migration and Motif: the Memories of An ImageProf. Thomas ElsaesserUniversity of Amsterdam

Rupert Beckett Theatre

4.45pm – 5.45pm Keynote 2Exodus as an Embodiment of a Metaphor or the Mere Fact of Survival. The
Ongoing Experience of Captivity of Displaced Persons on Their Way to
Mandatory Palestine in 1947
Ronny LoewyGerman Film Institute, Frankfurt
Rupert Beckett Theatre
6.00pm – 6.30pm Reception and drinks
6.30pm – 7.30pm Discussion


Tueday 24rth March
9.00am – 10.30am Keynote 3Filming the Eichmann Trial. Hurwitz in JerusalemProf. Sylvie Lindeperg and Annette WievorkaParis1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and CNRS Room G19
Michael Sadler Building
10.30am – 11.00am Coffee
11.00am – 12.30pm PANEL A (room G15)Max Silverman(University of Leeds)Fearful imagination. Nuit et brouillard and concentrationary memoryMatthew John (University of Leeds)

Self-Conscious Cinema: Nuit et Brouillard, La Jetée and the Lazarean image

Isabelle de le Court (University of Leeds)

Surrealist aesthetic and the concentrationary sublime in Lee Miller’s photographs of Buchenwald and Dachau

PANEL B(room G19)Florence Nicoll(University of Leeds)Staging the Holocaust?: Charlotte Delbo’s theatre of affect and the reconfiguration of memorial strategiesNicholas Chare (University of Reading)

Deep Memory Contained: The Writings of Charlotte Delbo

John Crossley (University of Leeds )

Warhols Representations of Mao and The Birmingham Race Riots

room G19
Old Mining BuildingViet FlakesCarolee Schnemann (1965)16mm/video 8′23 Psalm BranchStan Brakhage, (1966-78) 16mm 85′
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm PANEL C(room G15)Griselda Pollock(University of Leeds)Aesthetics of Responsibility towards Death in the Image: Jacques Rivette on Potecorvo’s ‘Kapo’ (1959)Ferzina Banaji (University of Cambridge)

Filming the Banality of Evil

PANEL D(room G19)Sylvie Simonds(McGill University)More Than Meat: A study of World War II and Vietnam Atrocity Photographs in Carolee Schneemann’s Kinetic Theatre WorksAndrew Wear (University of Tasmania)

Thinking takes form: Vergangenheitbewältigung in the work of Joseph Beuys

Maria Ruido (University of Barcelona)

PLAN ROSEBUD: On the images, sites and politics of memory

Screening: room G19Old Mining BuildingThe wallAlan Parker,(1982), DVD 95′
3.00pm – 3.30pm Coffee
3.30pm- 5.00pm PANEL E(room G15)Jennifer Cazenave(Northwestern University/Paris VII)”Images Without Imagination” Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (1985)Mischa Twitchin(Goldmsiths College)

In Support of the Court’s Memory

PANEL F(room G19)Melissa Bradshaw(Birckbeck College)Plath’s HolocaustKate Ince (University of Birmingham)

The terror of horror: Georges Franju’s Le Sang des bêtes (1948)

Angela O’Flaherty (University College Cork)

Oeuvre Lazaréen: Anna Langfus’s Holocaust Writing (1960-65)

Screening: room G19Old Mining BuildingPlan Rosebud 1 Maria Ruido(2008) DV 113′
5.15pm – 6.15pm Keynote 4Concentrationary Memory is Multidirectional MemoryMichael Rothberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Room G19Michael Sadler Building
6.15pm – 6.45pm Discussion


Wednesday 25th March
9.00am – 9.30am Coffee
9.30am – 11.00am PANEL G(room G15)John Ackerman(Northwestern University)The Memory of a Common World: Hannah Arendt and Politics After TotalitarianismChristopher Finlay (University of Birmingham)

Narrative, Violence, and Political Legitimacy in Arendt, Fanon, and Pontecorvo

John McKeane (University of Oxford)

‘You shall never Know’: the later Maurice Blanchot and the Holocaust

PANEL H(room G19)Claire Launchbury(University of London)Animated Memory: Ari Folman’s Waltz with BashirBenjamin Hannavy Cousen (University of Leeds)

Isn’t this where.? Projections on Pink Floyd’s Wall: resistance and the breakdown of resistance to the concentrationary imaginary

room G19
Old Mining BuildingViet FlakesCarolee Schnemann (1965)16mm/video 8′23 Psalm BranchStan Brakhage, (1966-78) 16mm 85′
11.00am – 11.30pm Coffee
11.30pm – 1.00pm PANEL I(room G15)Craig Hankin(University of Newcastle upon Tyne)Beyond Auschwitz: Primo Levi and the echo of totalitarianismAdi Kunstman (Manchester University)

The politics of remembering and forgetting: same-sex relations in memoirs of the Soviet gulags

Ines Weizman (London Metropolitan University)

Architect Dissidents: the possible architecture of the governed

PANEL J(room G19)Christiane Heß(Bielefeld University)Visual archives – drawings from the concentration campsCaroline Perrett (University of Leeds)

Fautrier’s Otages: Beyond “Tender Pinks and Greens”, and White and Black

Glenn Sujo (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Yehuda Bacon: Lines across an Abyss

Screening: room G19Old Mining BuildingThe wallAlan Parker,(1982), DVD 95′
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm PANEL K(room G15)Cathy Hsiao(Stony Brook University)Levinas and the limits of representation: totalitarianism, imperialism and the paradox of the face of the Asian otherDeborah Whitehall (University of Melbourne)

Arendt and the reflexive totalitarianism of Universal declarations of Rights

PANEL L(room G19)Vikki Bell(Goldmsiths College, London)On Fernando’s Photograph: The Bio-Politics of Re-Appearance in ArgentinaHelena Reis Cabeleira (University of Lisbon)

Art and Education in the production of subjectivity and cultural resistance: the self-invention of the Artist while Pupil

Mario di Paolantonio (York University)

Contested temporalities in Cuerpo y Materia: The practice of re-showing artworks from Argentina’s dictatorial past

Screening: room G19Old Mining BuildingPlan Rosebud 1Maria Ruido(2008) DV 113′
3.30pm- 4.00pm Coffee
4.00pm – 5.00pm Keynote 5Political Life after Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt on the Limits and Possibilities of CosmopolitanPatricia OwensQueen Mary, University of London Room G19Michael Sadler Building
5.15pm – 5.45pm Discussion

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