The seminar “The archive between poetics, politics and violence of history” addresses the issues of the archive through a cross-border cycle of meetings and interventions, with the collective creation of an oral online archive of proposals for historical, theoretical and poetic approaches, exchanges and discussions, and the elaboration of an associated documentary corpus.
In the meeting with confirmed and young researchers coming from different horizons sollicitated to present their researches, this seminar wishes to welcome other research approaches which associate the issue of the archive as an integral part of research.
The archival turn had little impact in France apart from feminist and gender studies and art, which in turn fed and borrowed references and methodologies from microhistory, history from bellow, the oral archive and the living archive, as well as the activist analysis and investigation which accompanied several generations of struggles are often considered to be not  objective.
The approach through a poetics and a politics of history linking corpora of individual and collective memory, inter- and transdisciplinarities in contemporary thinkings of history, and thinkings of the archive, associates analysis and creation. It reflects from the margins of an history of modernity inseparable from the form of the nation-states that we know and their colonial genealogies, and from the resistance movements for which a return to the past, and openness to other futures to come take as their starting point an inadequacy to the present. It opens up to the singular, and to the critical examination where the epistemological approach can be linked to an approach in terms of political economy: if the critical examination of History as an homogeneous and linear history is necessary, that of so are its postmodern expressions, when the erasure of history, violence, widening inequalities, and other phenomena linked to globalization have come together.
We take hold of the reflections on history, the philosophies of the archive, and their affinities with the forms of literary and artistic creation, to associate analysis, situations of engagement in research, and creation as a modality of realization in the forms of expression which accompany it.


Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 15:00 to 18:00
Artistic, political and social cooperative La Générale – 39 rue Gassendi 75014 Paris

— Isis Castañeda Capriroli (LLCP-Paris 8 / LAPSOS-Université du Chili) : The dream as an archive of violence
— Oreste Scalzone : About the narrative socioanalysis (Curcio/Prette/Valentino)

At 18:00 :
Gwladys Le Cuff : Improvisation Voice
Zahra Pourazizi : Readings

Texts proposed to the session :
Nathalie Zatzman, « La pulsion anarchiste » (1979). In Psyché anarchiste. PUF, 2011.
Jean-Claude Pollack, « De la pulsion de mort à la pulsion anarchiste. Quatre questions à Nathalie Zaltzman », Chimères Journal n° 66-67, Eres, 2008.
Freud, Beyond the pleasure principle (1920) – Points 4 and 5.
Renato Curcio, Marita Prette, Nicola Valentino, La socioanalisi narrativa, Sensibili alle foglie, 2012.


Following sessions (Pre-program):
November 12, 2020: Anders Fjeld (LCSP-Paris 7), Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8): Rancière archivist
November 26, 2020: Magdalena Brand (CRESPPA-CSU Paris 8 / LCSP-Paris 7), Juliette Petit (Université Paris 8): Epistemologies of the archive
December 10, 2020: Soledad Nívoli (University of Rosario), Carlos Pérez López (University of Rosario): Discussing-translating The Third Reich of dreams
January 7, 2021: Naji El Khatib (Medfil Institute): Archives of the Palestinian dream. Samah Jabr (PMED) : The right of peoples to breathe
January 21, 2021: Gulistan Sido (University of Rojava): Oral literatures in Kurdistan.
Nota: The pre-program will be updated based on new intervention proposals and discussions-reflections in the seminar.

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