323. Trauma, Memory, Vulnerability
Sunday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago IX, Sheraton Chicago
A linked session arranged in conjunction with The Presidential Forum: Vulnerable Times
Presiding: Susan Rubin Suleiman, Harvard Univ.
1. "Trauma Theory for Implicated Subjects," Michael Rothberg, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
Michael Rothberg's Annotation:
2. "Cyberpoetics and Cryptopolitics: Facebook Pages as Memory Portals," Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King's Coll. London
3. "Embodying Postconflict Memories: Teatro Testimonial in Chile," Maria José Contreras, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
4. "Culture of Memory and Human Rights: New Constellations," Andreas A. Huyssen, Columbia Univ.
Responding: Susan Rubin Suleiman
Bringing vulnerability to bear on the politics of trauma and memory studies, the session will illustrate new constellations in the field. Looking at memory’s multidirectional and global circulation—from Europe to East Asia and Latin America—papers will engage embodiment, performance, and digital media, as well as complicity and human rights.
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