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Symposium: Images in Walter Benjamin’s and W. G. Sebald’s Writings
When:
26.09.2013 - 26.09.2013
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Symposium: Images in Walter Benjamin’s and W. G. Sebald’s Writings

Girona – La Jonquera – Portbou

26-28.9.2013

Exile, the experience and critique of violence, trauma and  shock, the relation of testimony and literature, memory and history, the now of recognisability, thinking in images, the figurativity of writing, photography… there are many topics shared by Walter Benjamin’s writings and the literature of W. G. Sebald. The lectures may discuss one of these topics either in the work of Benjamin or in the way Sebald’s texts andf images refer to it.

 



Programme:

SYMPOSIUM IN GIRONA 26. – 27.9.

Plaça Ferrater Mora, 1. Girona

Universitat de Girona. Facultat de Lletres

 

26.9. Thursday

15.30 h: Opening

16h-18h: Key note lectures

-Sigrid Weigel (ZfL Berlin): The Lightning Flash of Knowledge and the Temporality of Images. Benjamin’s epistemology and its preconditions in visual arts and media

-Peter Fenves (Northwestern University): Fidelity to the Image. From the Youth Movement to the Last Manuscripts.


27.9. Friday

9h-14h: Presentations of Doctoral- and Postdoctoral Projects with Response

16h-18h: Key note lectures

-Carol Jacobs (Yale University): Images of Frames/ Frames of Images: W. G. Sebald's Rings of Saturn

-Claudia Öhlschläger (Paderborn University): Framelessness as Possibility for Narrating Trauma: W.G. Sebald's Use of Photography

 

ACTIVITIES IN LA JONQUERA 28.9.

Museu Memorial de l’Exili (MUME) Carrer Major 43-47. La Jonquera

28.9 Dissabte

11.00h: Anna Soler Horta (winner of Walter Benjamin International Prize 2012): “Fragments. A partir d’Els emigrats, de W.G. Sebald”. Project opening and presentation of Catalan translation of Berliner Kindheit um 1900. Reading by Mar Ulldemolins (actress).

12.00h: Verdict of Walter Benjamin International Prize 2013- Essay.

 

LECTURES IN PORTBOU 28.9.

Carrer Méndez Núñez, s/n. PortbouCentre Cívic Ca l’Herrero

28.9 Sathurday

15:30h: Opening

16.00h: José M. González García (Consejo Superior de Investig. Cientificas, Madrid): Sobre los ángeles de Benjamin

17.00h: Anna Montané Forasté (Universitat de Barcelona): Retrobaments inesperats: W. Benjamin i W.G. Sebald a Austerlitz

19.00h: Reception. Homage to Walter Benjamin at Cemetery of Portbou

 

ACTIVITY IN PORTBOU 29.9.

8.00h: Walk from Banyuls-sur-Mer to Portbou. Nau Côclea, direction. Clara Garí, readings and guide. With the participation of Marc Egea (Music and composer). Leaving from Portbou. Please register at the Tourist Office before 25th September 2013. Telephone (0034) 972 125 161

 

Organised:

-Càtedra Walter Benjamin, Memòria i ExiliUniversitat de Girona (de la qual en formen part el Consorci del Museu Memorial de l’Exili i l’Ajuntament de Portbou).

Facultat de Lletres

Pl. Ferrater Mora, 1

17071 Girona

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-Zentrum für Literatur und Kulturforschung Berlin (Centre de Recerca Literària i Cultural de Berlin).

 

Supported by:

Diputació de Girona

 

Collaboration:

Nau Côclea