Memory Studies at MLA 2016

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    John Garrison

    This panel and roundtable will be of interest to scholars interested in memory studies!

    *** Memory and Migration ***

    Thursday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m.

    Program arranged by the Forum TC Memory Studies and the Forum CLCS Hemispheric American

    Presiding: Ana Paulina Lee, Columbia Univ.

    1. “The Migration of Objects and the Trusteeship of Memory,” Jeffrey D. Wallen, Hampshire Coll.

    2. “Storying Memories, Migrations, and Borders,” Channette Romero, Univ. of Georgia

    3. “Many Havanas: Memory and Migration,” Myrna García-Calderón, Syracuse Univ.

    For abstracts, write to
    <div class=”gmail_default”>*** Are Memories (Ever Not) Preformed? ***

    Saturday, 9 January10:1511:30 a.m.

    Program arranged by the Forum TC Memory Studies

    Presiding: John Garrison, Carroll Univ.

    Speakers: Stef Craps, Ghent Univ.; Margaret W. Ferguson, Univ. of California, Davis; Kara Keeling, Univ. of Southern California; Barbara Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Jessica Rapson, King’s Coll. London; Kate Stanley, Univ. of Western Ontario

    Each speaker responds to a single question: Are memories (ever not) preformed? Participants explore this notion of “prememory” through discussion of anticipatory recall, eschatology, nihilism, future-nostalgia, utopia, prophecy, expectation, and surprise.

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