Marianne Hirsch teaches Comparative Literature and Gender Studies at Columbia University and is one of the founders of the Center for the Study of Social Difference. Recent books: The Generation of Postmemory; Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory with Leo Spitzer; coed. emisférica “The Subject of Archives” and Rites of Return.
Diana Taylor is University Professor at NYU—where she teaches in the departments of Performance Studies and Spanish—and is Founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Author of: Theatre of Crisis (1991), Disappearing Acts (1997), The Archive and the Repertoire (2003), and Performance (2012).
7/18 – 7/20: H308, Tecnoaulas FEN
7/22: F11, FAU
Bringing together artists, social activists, and scholars of memory and memorialization, this work group focuses on the political stakes of witnessing and testimony as responses to socially imposed vulnerabilities and historical trauma. This project explicitly explores acts of witness and the consequences of political repression and persecution. It asks what strategies of memorialization and re-imagining are most effective in calling attention to past and present wrongs and in creating possibilities of redress through protest, action, and resistance.