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 analysis and activist 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, 15:00-18:00
Isis Castañeda Capriroli (LLCP-Paris 8 / LAPSOS-University of Chile): The dream as an archive of violence
Hugo Sir (CRESPPA-Labtop Paris 8 / LAPSOS-Université du Chili) : L’Apruebo or the Chilean awakening of the past
Oreste Scalzone: Narrative Socioanalysis
At 18:00: Gwladys Le Cuff : A capella singing and Zahra Pourazizi : Readings
La Générale, 39 rue Gassendi 75014 Paris / Via the Internet

Monday November 16, 2020, 15:00-18:00
Magdalena Brand (LCSP-Paris 7): Subjective life and violence at work
Juliette Petit (University Paris 8): The archives of the Parloir Libre program: radio as a tool in the fight against exclusion and prison
Nicola Valentino (Sensibili alle foglie) : Dreams of prison as a site of analysis
Session translation: Assia Zaino, Vittorio Biancardi, Cosimo Lisi, Duccio Scotini, Gwladys Le Cuff

Via the Internet

Thursday December 10, 2020
15:00-18:00 (Rosario time) — 19:00-22:00 (Paris time)
Soledad NívoliLeandro Levi, Sofia Payaro, Lucia Brienza, Flavia Castro, Victoria Farruggia
(CEPE-University of Rosario)
Discussing-translating The Third Reich of dreams from Charlotte Beradt
Followed by An oniric archive of dreams in a time of Covid-19 pandemic
Session translation: Sofia Payaro, Carlos Pérez López, Julie Alfonsi, Magdalena Brand
Via the internet

Thursday January 7, 2021, 15:00-18:00
Naji El Khatib (Medfil Institute): Archives of the Palestinian dream
Samah Jabr (PMED): The right of peoples to breathe
Alexandra Dols (Hybrid Pulse): The writing process of the film Behind the fronts (following)
Paris 8 University, room MR A2-204 / Via the Internet

Thursday January 21, 2021, 15:00-18:00
Anders Fjeld (LCSP-Paris 7), Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8):
Rancière as archivist
Gulistan Sido (University of Rojava): Oral literatures in Kurdistan
Via the Internet

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