programme

The Future of WWII France in Academia: Contemporary Research Paradigms, Trajectories and Challenges

PROGRAMME

7 and 8 June 2022 – University of Leicester – College Court


Day 1 • 7 June 2022

10:30-11:30:  Refreshments and registration

11:30-12:30:  Welcome and opening

Dr Fransiska Louwagie (University of Leicester) and Dr Manu Bragança (University College Dublin) + special guests (online)

13:30-15:00:  Panel 1

  • Memory, Silence and TraumaDr Sébastien Ledoux (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Stories from the Periphery: Interdisciplinary Encounters with France and the Second World WarProf. Claire Gorrara (Cardiff University)
  • Complete Detachment?Dr Daniel Lee (Queen Mary University of London)

Chairs:  Dr Fransiska Louwagie (University of Leicester) and Prof. Maxime Decout (Université d’Aix-Marseille)

15:30-17:00:  Panel 2

  • Hybrid Identity and Complex ThinkingDr Aurélia Kalisky (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin)
  • Of Children, People and Affects in France during WWIIDr Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield)
  • A European EducationDr Manu Bragança (University College Dublin)

Chairs:  Dr Ludivine Broch (University of Westminster) and Dr Rebekah Vince (Queen Mary University of London)

17:30-18:45:  ECR roundtable

Dr Luc-André Brunet (The Open University), Dr Ayshka Sené (University of York) and Dr Rebekah Vince (Queen Mary University of London)

Chairs:  Dr Aurélia Kalisky (Centre for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin) and Dr David Lees (University of Warwick)

19:30:  Dinner

Day 2 • 8 June 2022

9:30-11:00:  Panel 3

  • A Step Sideways: Ego-Histories and Scientific Investigations of the HolocaustProf. Claire Zalc (CNRS, ENS and EHESS, Paris)
  • Back and Forth: From Jewishness to the HolocaustProf. Maxime Decout (Université d’Aix-Marseille)
  • Encounters, Motherhood and the Digital TurnDr Ludivine Broch (University of Westminster)

Chairs:  Dr Manu Bragança (University College Dublin) and Dr Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield)

11:30-12:30:  Panel 4

  • Vichy in the Valley: Critical Reflections on ‘Knowledge Exchange’ and Public Engagement on the Occupation of France in the Second World WarDr David Lees (University of Warwick)
  • Reading Holocaust Literature: From Philosophy to TopographyDr Annelies Schulte Nordholt (Leiden University)

Chairs:  Prof. Claire Gorrara (Cardiff University) and Dr Luc-André Brunet (The Open University)

13:30-14:30:  Panel 5

  • History and Public History: French Resistance and the Logics of German Repression and Deportation on French SoilDr Thomas Fontaine (National Resistance Museum, Paris)
  • Testimony and BeyondDr Fransiska Louwagie (University of Leicester)

Chairs:  Dr Daniel Lee (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr Ayshka Sené (University of York)

15:00:  Concluding remarks


Event Sponsors

The British Academy

IMLR (Institute of Modern Languages Research)

MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association)

SFS (Society for French Studies)

SSFH (Society for the Study of French History)

UCML (University Council of Modern Languages)

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