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Dialogues in Contemporary Thought V | On Reading

Prof. Eduardo Cadava and Prof. Benjamin Paloff
Monday, March 25, 2019
2:00-4:00 PM
Vandenberg Room Michigan League Map
Dialogues in Contemporary Thought V | On Reading, will consist of two lectures. "Alphabetographies," by Prof. Cadava, will consider the photographic work of Susan Meiselas in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Kurdistan, and investigate her claim of being "attracted like a magnet to mass graves, destroyed villages, the missing." Prof. Cadava will then consider why photography is a privileged means of documenting violence, and the forms of resistance made available by it. "We have been misreading the camps," by Prof. Paloff, will re-evaluate the moral claims attached to camp literature, and propose an alternative ethics that embraces the reader's individual experience, and the community's memory of the past. The lectures are open to everyone. Questions - email:
Building: Michigan League
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Activism, Books, Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Culture, Department Of English Language And Literature, English Language & Literataure, English Language & Literature, English Language And Literature, Graduate School, Graduate Students, History, Human Rights, Humanities, immigration, Interdisciplinary, Jewish Studies, Literature, Middle East Studies, Migration, Philosophy, Politics, Rackham
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of English Language and Literature, Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Rackham Graduate School, Donia Human Rights Center, Department of American Culture, Department of Political Science, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Central Concepts in Contemporary Theory Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop