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City Margins, City Memories Conference: Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th April, 2014

Conference Organizers

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Dr Lucy Huskinson is Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Religion at Bangor University. She is interested in architecture and the built environment from psychoanalytic and phenomenological perspectives, and is completing a monograph in this area, Architecture of the Psyche: How buildings make and break our lives is forthcoming (Routledge: London and New York, 2014). She is an Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal for Jungian Studies, and author of various books and articles on the overlap of analytical psychology and philosophy, including Nietzsche and Jung (Routledge, 2004), Introduction to Nietzsche: His religious thought (SPCK, 2010), Dreaming the Myth Onwards: New Interpretations of Jungian Therapy and Thought (Routledge, 2009), and New Interpretations of Spirit Possession (Continuum, 2010).

Dr Anna Saunders is Senior Lecturer in the School of Modern Languages at Bangor University. Her research interests include questions of history and memory in eastern Germany, memorialisation in contemporary Germany, and socialist and post-socialist youth culture. Her publications include Honecker’s Children (MUP, 2007) and articles on Ostalgie, the memory of Rosa Lusemburg, and monuments in post-1990 Berlin; she is co-editor of Remembering and Rethinking the GDR: Multiple Perspectives and Plural Authenticities (Palgrave, 2013) and The Essence and the Margin: National Identities and Collective Memories in Contemporary European Culture (Rodopi, 2009) and is currently completing a monograph on the memorialisation of the GDR.

Dr Gillian Jein is Lecturer in French at Bangor University. Her research is concerned with questions of French identity, ethics and exchange in the urban environment, and focuses on a variety of spatial practices including travel writing, photography, graffiti and street art. She is finalizing a monograph entitled Urban Crossings: French Travel Writing in London and New York, 1851–1980 (Anthem Press) has co-edited Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art (Mellen, 2009), and published articles on the travel writing of Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir and Georges Perec. She is on the editorial board of the The Irish Journal of French Studies and co-founder of The Irish Centre for Transnational Studies (MIC, Limerick). Her current project focuses on evolutions in identity discourses of the cité of Les Courtillières in the Parisian suburb of Pantin, and investigates the intersection between governmental renovation strategies and urban popular culture and the implications of such intersections for mobility and belonging in the global city.   

Dr Nicola Frith is a Lecturer in French at Bangor University. She has a longstanding interest in questions surrounding colonialism and slavery, and the ways in which these histories shape postcolonial identities today. Her publications include articles on slavery commemoration and legislation in France, French colonialism in India and Franco-British colonial rivalry in India. She has a forthcoming monograph with Lexington Press entitled From Empire to Republic: France Writes the Indian Mutiny that explores the impact of colonial rivalry on French colonial identity formation during the nineteenth century. Her current research is concerned with the ways that citizen groups based in the French Republic are creating identities that are linked to local, national and international histories of slavery. 

Dr Laura Rorato

Daniel Phillips is a current MA Student in the School of Philosophy and Religion at Bangor University. He is embarking on PhD research into both multicursal and unicursal images of the labyrinth symbol from a philosophical perspective. His research interests in the labyrinth are diverse and inclusive of a wide range of literary, philosophical, psychological and architectural perspectives. He agrees with Walter Benjamin that ‘the city is the realization of the ancient dream of humanity, the labyrinth.’