Programme “Traumatic and Haunting Images: Roles, Ethics, and Aesthetics”

Programme “Traumatic and Haunting Images: Roles, Ethics, and Aesthetics”

Event date: Friday 2 October 2015, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Blandijnberg 2, Faculty Room (first floor, right above the main entrance)

Unni Langås, University of Agder
Mental Images, Media Images and Traumatic Memory in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle 1

Charles Armstrong, University of Agder
‘Emblems of Adversity’: Traumatic Images of the Troubles in Northern Irish Poetry

Coffee break

Aureliana Natale, University of Naples / Ghent University
Falling Men, on the Page

Steidel Birkeland, University of Agder
The Origin and Circulation of the Traumatic Extra-texuality of Images in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge

László Muntéan, Radboud University Nijmegen
Trauma and Taboo: The Ethical Dimensions of Identifying 9/11’s Falling Man


Benoît Glaude, Université de Louvain
Exprimer ou expirer: l’imagerie populaire traumatisée par la guerre ?

Aarnoud Rommens, Université de Liège
Graphiating the Desaparecidos: Delayed Censorship in Alberto Breccia’s Graphic Novel Adaptations

Coffee break

Pedro Moura, University of Lisbon / KU Leuven
Ink Ghosts: Visual Presence of Haunted Memories in Comics

Andrés Romero-Jódar, independent scholar
The Black Panel, or the Urge to Visualize the Impossible

(Vooruit, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23; a short walk from the Blandijn building)

For more information, please contact Maaheen Ahmed.