Competing Victimhoods in Spain and Italy


Friday 22 May 2015, 9am-5pm
Humanities Institute, University College Dublin

Sponsored by the Irish Research Council and by the Association for the Study of Modern Italy (ASMI)

9.00-9.30 Registration     
9.30-9.45 Opening remarks by Dr Georg Grote, Head of UCD School of Languages and Literatures
9.45-11.15 Competing Victimhoods in Spain
Dr José Luis Ledesma (Universidad Complutense Madrid), The Construction and Role of the Memory of ‘Nationalist Martyrs’ in Francoist Spain – and beyond
Dr Chiara Tedaldi (UCD and Universidad de Zaragoza), Hierarchies of Victimhood in Contemporary Spain
Dr Vincent Druliolle (Universidad Carlos III and Oxford University), The Struggle for Recognition of Spain’s Stolen Children and the Politics of Victimhood

11.15-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Keynote Address 1 - Prof Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University of Warwick)
Raising Spectres: Cultural Memory and the Necropolitics of Spain’s Civil-War Dead

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

14.00-15.30 Competing Victimhoods in Italy
Emily Ryder (University of Glasgow), Padre, Perdonali: The Role of Forgiveness within Discussions of Victims from the Anni di Piombo
Dr Daniele Salerno (Università di Bologna), Necropics. Life Stories of Victims of Terrorist or Political Violence in Italian Television
Dr Andrea Hajek (University of Glasgow), Gendering the Affective Labour of Victims of State Violence in Contemporary Italy
15.30-17.00 Keynote Address 2 - Dr Stefano Jossa (Royal Holloway)
From Heroes to Victims (and back to Heroes): Italian Role-Models after WWI

17.00 Closing remarks

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