‘smoke words languishing and melting in the sky’ — Stress: Remembrance, Trauma, Forgetting

‘smoke words languishing and melting in the sky’ — Stress: Remembrance, Trauma, Forgetting

Andreas and I attended this talk on Remembrance Day as part of the “Stress: Approaches to the First World War” project at UCL. It was given by UCL PhD candidate and museum curator Niall Sreenan, who has just posted the amended (and appended) transcript online.

It was a really fascinating talk, which took us on an imagined walk around some sites of violence and memory, both physical and fictional (Niall evokes the spirit of Virginia Woolf’s war damaged Septimus Smith), and highlighted different ways the geopolitical rhetoric of remembrance can be embedded in our city streets and parks.

I highly recommend a read – especially those MSc students who came on the Military in the City walk last week.

Niall’s talk can be accessed here:

https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/researchers-in-museums/2015/11/23/smoke-words-languishing-and-melting-in-the-sky-stress-remembrance-trauma-forgetting/

 

 

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