Workshop, University of Stirling, 18. May 2012, 10:00-16:00
The workshop on 18. May was a great success: summaries of papers will be appearing here shortly.
Our call for papers suggested that the following themes might be addressed:
- dealing with trauma; the need to mourn; the pursuit of justice
- is haunting (memory) an essential element of the modern condition of creating place and identity?
- Shakespeare’s Hamlet: ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ – what constitutes interpretation of the ‘rotten’ in terms of identity creation?
- haunting as the opening of a space for identity creation
- individual and collective expressions of haunting memories.
The day was structured as a conversation, with particular topics being addressed that helped to stimulate the conversation based on the contributions noted here.
The workshop was organised by the members of the Crossing Cultures Research Group based in the School of Arts and Humanities.