Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice | Oxford | 18-20 march 2018

LITERATURE, DEMOCRACY AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE

An International Colloquium
18, 19, & 20 MARCH 2018
ST JOHN’S COLLEGE and MAISON FRANÇAISE D’OXFORD
OXFORD

Colloque International

LITTÉRATURE, DÉMOCRATIE ET JUSTICE TRANSITIONNELLE

 

Open to the public

The colloquium is part of the activities of “GDRI Literature and Democracy (19th-21st centuries) : Theoretical, Historical and Comparative Approaches”, an international research network. This colloquium brings together participants from over a dozen countries who adress specific situations of transitional justice across the globe including Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Columbia, Tunisia, South Africa, Rwanda, Taiwan, Algeria and former Yugoslavia. The event seeks to open dialogue between scholars working on authoritarian systems and democratic transitions in the fields of literary studies, history, philosophy and law. It also features the Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer.

 

Programme & Schedule

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Sunday 18 March 2018
St John’s College – New Seminar Room

 

18:00 – 18:30 Arrival and registration

Opening Session
Chair: Philippe Roussin

18:30 – 19:30
Lin Chi-Ming (National Taipei University), Alternative Account, Mourning Family and Transformation into Life: Tree Contemporary Artworks Related to the Event of 28 February 1947 in Taiwan

19:30 Dinner, St John’s College

Monday 19 March 2018
St John’s College – New Seminar Room

9:00 – 9: 15 Registration

9:15 – 9:30 Public opening: Delage, Roussin, Omri

Session 1: Sub-Saharan Africa
Chair: Mohamed-Salah Omri

9:30 – 10:00
Carrol Clarkson (University of Amsterdam), Literacy and Democracy: Transitional Justice in South Africa

10:00 – 10:30
Brendon Nicholls (University of Leeds), Literature and Transitional Justice after
the Rwandan Genocide: Veronique Tadjo’s The Shadow of Imana

10:30 – 10:50 Discussion

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break

Session 2: The Arab World
Chair: Robin Ostle

11:00 – 11:30
Mohsen ElKhouni (Université de Tunis El Manar), Tolérance et justice dans le monde arabe, hier et aujourd’hui

11:30 – 12:00
Sonia Zlitni-Fitouri (Université de Tunis), De l’écriture en souffrance à la
pensée de la liberté ou comment marcher sur l’oubli

12:00 – 12:30
Anissa Daoudi (University of Birmingham), Unheard Voices of the Algerian
Civil War (1990s): the Role of Testimonies in Transitional Justice

12:30 – 13:00 Discussion

13:00 – 14:00 Sandwich lunch – all are welcome

Session 3: Tunisia
Chair: Manuel Lof

14:00 – 14:30
Mohamed-Salah Omri (University of Oxford), Dissident Writing, Law and Transitional Justice in Tunisia

14:30 – 15:00
Salah Degani (Université de Carthage), La recomposition du passé, élément fondamental de la justice transitionnelle dans l’œuvre de Gilbert Naccache

15:00 – 15:20 Discussion

15:20 – 15:30 Coffee break

Session 4: Latin America
Chair: Jesús Izquierdo

15:30 – 16:00
Annick Louis (Université de Reims), Justice transitionnelle et justice civile dans Antígonas: Linaje de Hembras (2001) de Jorge Huertas

16:00 – 16:30
Daniel Mosquera (Union College), The Irreverence of Bones: Reclaiming Trashed Lives in the afermath of Violence in Adios Ayacucho (1984) and Insensatez (2004)

16:30 – 17:00
Annelen Micus (University of Oxford), Victims’ Narratives in the Colombian Peace Process

17:00 – 17:30 Discussion

17:30 – 18:15 Break and drinks reception – all are welcome

18:15 – 19:15
Zakaria Tamer (Syrian writer) interviewed by Robin Ostle and Ali Souleman

Tuesday 20 March 2018
Maison Française d’Oxford

Session 5: Europe
Chair: Carrol Clarkson

9:00 – 9:30
Philippe Roussin (CNRS-EHESS, Paris), Procès, fiction, document : la reconstruction de la littérature en Europe après 1945

9:30 – 10:00
Christian Axboe Nielsen (Aarhus University), Voices of Suffering: The Incorporation of Victim Testimony in Judgements of the ICTY

10:00 –10:20 Discussion

10:20 – 10:30 Coffee break

Session 6: Iberia
Chair: Daniel Mosquera

10:30 – 11:00
Agnès Delage (Université d’Aix Marseille), La justice fait-elle périr la démocratie? Justice transitionnelle, justice restaurative et justice littéraire sur la scène de la littérature contemporaine espagnole

11:00 – 11:30
Jesús Izquierdo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Une démocratie sans justice
transitionnelle: refoulement, silence et oubli dans le pacte de dénégation de l’Espagne de la transition

11:30 – 12:00
Manuel Lof (Universidade do Porto), Transitional Justice and Uses of the Past in Post-authoritarian Portugal

12:00 – 12:30 Discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Roundtable and closing debate

13:30 – 14:30 Sandwich lunch – all are welcome

 


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