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Uses of Lament: The Irish Famine & Legacies of Trauma

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The University of Greenwich

Stephen Lawrence Gallery

10 Stockwell Street

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SE10 9BD

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A symposium (14.00 - 18.00) followed by a performance of Cherry Smyth’s 'Famished', (19.00-20.30).

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‘The Famine reappears as a kind of displaced memory that haunts the afterlife of Irish culture, not directly but in images and tropes that form its traces.’ David Lloyd

This half-day symposium will develop the idea of collective lament, examining the Famine’s legacy, giving audiences a chance to experience their own cultural and political history in a fresh, innovative and healing way.

A range of writers, visual artists and theorists will explore the somatic effects of oppression and suffering to disturb new truths about history and trauma and show how they can be re-presented through diverse platforms.

Speakers:

Aoife Casby, Jay Bernard, Nick Makoha, Caroline Wright, Brigid McLeer, Macy Todd, Gavin Rand, Emily Mark-Fitzgerald

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Cherry Smyth, Ade Solanke, Susan Flynn

For further details, see www.cherrysmyth.com

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The University of Greenwich

Stephen Lawrence Gallery

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United Kingdom

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