Narratives from Behind Barbed Wire
The international conference "Narratives from Behind Barbed Wire: 'Witness Literature' in the Historical and Political Context of the 20th Century" (58–60 Galernaya Street).
11:30am–1:00pm Panel 1. Moderator: Denis Skopin
- Nahid Kabir (BRAC University, Bangladesh) "Witnessing the Genocide in Bangladesh in 1971"
- Snezana Stankovic (Humboldt University, Germany) "Imprinted. Sensory Presence of the Past"
2:00–4:00pm Panel 2. Moderator: Ramina Abilova
- Grigory Tulchinsky (SPbU) "Narration and Its Significance in Witness Literature"
- Denis Skopin (SPbU) "Criticism of Political Theology (On the Origin of the Concentration Camps)"
- Roman Enotov (Minsk, Belarus), Ksenia Shtalenkova (European Humanities University, Lithuania) "'Memoria Nominis Clara' Theatre Project: Playwrighting, Ready-Mades and the Right to Remember the Holocaust"
4:00—4:30pm Coffee break
4:30–6:00pm Panel 3. Moderator: Denis Skopin
- Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University, USA) "Memory Politics in a Post-truth World"
- Michael Lewis (Al-Quds University) "The Creative 'Specimen:' Imaginative Art and the Onus of Witness Literature"
11:30am–12:45pm Online showing and discussion of the play "Memoria Nominis Clara," dedicated to the Yama (the Pit) Memorial and Minsk Ghetto, with participation of Ksenia Shtalenkova (European Humanities University, Lithuania)
2:00–4:00pm Student panel. Moderator: Denis Skopin
- Veronika Krasilovtseva (SPbU) "The Functional Body of a Prisoner: Experience and Philosophical Reflection on It"
- Anastasia Kalacheva (SPbU) "Claude Lanzmann's Shoah as a Cinematic Text. Fundamental Witnessing of the Holocaust"
- Ramil Niazov (SPbU) "'I Remember That'—Post-memory of Aliens (Inorodtsy) and Exiles on the Example of Gennady Ni-Li's Story"
- Daria Lapina (SPbU) "Easter 1945. Religious Narratives About Dachau Concentration Camp"
- Maria Ivanovskaya (SPbU) "Witnessing Rwandan Genocide"