(Venue:) Edward Boyle Library, Meeting Room 1 & 2 – these seminar rooms are located on the floor 13 of the Edward Boyle Library. Please be aware that you will need a Leeds library card or guest pass in order to gain access to the building. Those who have registered for the conference will be provided with a pass at the library welcome desk.
Non-speaking delegates can register their attendance via the conference eventbrite.
Thursday 7th: Day One
9.15 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9.30 – 11.00 PANEL 1: La décennie noire
- Joe Ford ‘Spectres of the War of Independence and the ‘décennie noire’ in contemporary Francophone Algerian Literature’.
- Rachel Mihuta Grimm ‘The Remains of an Empire in Ruin: Remembering the Colonial State of Exception in Jérôme Ferrari’s Où j’ai laissé mon âme’.
- Saphia Arezki ‘Internment or the reproduction of a repressive technique from a war to an other’.
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 PANEL 2: Images of time present and past
- Beatrice Ivey ‘Ruptured temporalities in Nina Bouraoui’s Le Jour du Séisme’
- Suzanne le Men ‘The Function of the Image and the French Narrative of the Algerian War of Independence: A comparative study of Hidden by Michael Haneke (2005) and Les Paravents by Jean Genet (1961)’
- Siona Wilson ‘Severed Images’
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch (provided)
13.30 – 15.00 PANEL 3: The Afterlives of Resistance
- Hemza Boudersa ‘Analysis of the Intellectual and Literary Pursuits of the Algerian War of Liberation. The ‘Mind’ and ‘Pen’ as Weapons to ‘Land’ Decolonization and ‘Soul’ Liberation’
- Sophie Bélot ‘Belkacem Hadjadj’s Fadhma N’Soumer (2014): A Figure of Transgression ?’
- Patrick Crowley ‘Temporalities of War, Figurations of the Present: Literary Afterlives of the Algerian War of Independence’.
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.45 PGR ROUNDTABLE: Karima Bentoumi, Rebecca Infield, Clíona Hensey, Rebekah Vince.
17.00 – 18.00 Jane Hiddleston ‘Revolving Memories? Some literary perspectives on the War of Independence’
19.30 Dinner at Hansa’s Restaurant, 72-4 North Street, leeds, LS2 7PN
Friday 8th: Day Two
9.00-10.30 PANEL 4: Intellectuals, Journalists, and the State
- Tom Hunt ‘The unrecognised legacy of Algeria in the invention of Late Antiquity’
- Hugh McDonnell ‘‘“Tetanus of the Imagination”: Violence, Imagination and Memory. Soldiers’ Testimonies of the Algerian War of Decolonization, 1954-1962’.
- Selim Nadi, ‘The Algerian Revolution, the French State and the Counter-Colonial Strategy of the Holy Republic’.
11.00-12.30 PANEL 5: Trauma, Violence, and the Responsibility
- Amar Guendouzi ‘The Contemporary Algerian Fiction and the Challenge of the Traumatic Violence of the Liberation War’
- Andy Stafford ‘How Do We Speak about the Algerian War after Auschwitz?’ Mohammed Dib and the Responsibility of the Writer’
- Nina Wardleworth ‘Investigating past crimes and present legacies of the Algerian war on French soil: Lakhdar Belaïd’s Harki and MNA detective duo of Roubaix’
12.30-13.30 Lunch (not provided, but hot and cold food is available at The Refectory)
13.30-15.00 PANEL 6: Complicating Commemorative practices
- Dónal Hasset ‘Narrating Algeria’s First World War Through the Lens of the War of Independence’
- Claire Eldridge ‘Custodians of the future’: Generational change and memory transmission within the pied-noir community’
- Maria Flood ‘Octobre à Paris: political cinema ‘en tant que tel’?’
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.15 Natalya Vince ‘The permanent reinvention: the Algerian Revolution in recent pasts’
16.15 – 16.30 Closing remarks