28 March - “Fiction and Remembrance” Masterclass Programme

CACSSS Seminar Room – G27 O’Rahilly Building, Ground Floor

Thursday 28thMarch 2019 h. 17.30


Introduction by Daragh O’Connell (UCC: CASiLaC)


Keynote address


Robert Gordon (Cambridge): Fiction Before Memory: Italy 1945-48


Chair: Martina Piperno (UCC)


Friday, 29thMarch 2019


h. 10 Introduction by Kate Hodgson (UCC: CASiLaC/Memory cluster)


Panel I – Chair: Daragh O’Connell (UCC: CASiLaC)


Chiara Bonfiglioli (UCC): ‘Factory Tales’: Women’s Labour, Fiction and the Loss of Socialist Utopia in Bosnia-Herzegovina


Barbara Siller (UCC): Going Down in History as Barbarians: Contemporary Austrian Fiction and its Dealing with Memories


Alan Gibbs (UCC): Refusal of Memory or Refusal of Narration? Remembrance in Contemporary American Fiction


h. 12.00 – Lunch Break


h. 13.30 – Panel II – Chair: Chiara Giuliani (UCC: CASiLaC/Memory cluster)


Martina Piperno (UCC): Memory of Civilizations, Genocide, and Loss in Giorgio Bassani’s “The Garden of the Finzi-Contini” (1962)


Dónal Hassett (UCC): Fact, Fiction and Fantasy: Gillo Pontecorvo’s ‘Battle of Algiers’  as a Multi-Directional Lieu de Mémoire (1966)


Céire Broderick (UCC): Remembering for the present: Chilean historical novels commemorating the colonial past


h 15.30 – Coffee break


h. 16.00 – Discussion


h. 16.30 – End of the Masterclass

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Coláiste na nEalaíon, an Léinn Cheiltigh agus na nEolaíochtaí Sóisialta

College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC