The Memory and Violence working group is a new interdisciplinary group, open to all with an interest in the relationships between collective memory, public history, trauma, violence, representation, and the politics of memorialisation and memory work. We will be reading some key texts in these fields, and will also be a space for postgraduate students and researchers to discuss their own work with each other.
Based at the Birkbeck College School of Arts, we aim to meet once a month during term time.
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2015
We'll be meeting in room 112 at the Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square - all welcome!
Reading for this meeting will focus on photography, violence and representation; pdfs are attached below.
Please also let me know if anyone would like to use the opportunity to present or discuss their own research; it doesn't necessarily have to be related to the reading, and can be kept quite informal and focused on research-in-progress.
Any questions/ queries/ thoughts for future texts, please feel free to email me: naomiroux(at)gmail(dot)com.
-Butler, Judith (2009). 'Torture and the ethics of photography: thinking with Sontag'. From Frames of War. London: Verso
-Sontag, Susan (1977). 'In Plato's Cave'. from On Photography. London: Penguin
-Sontag, Susan (2003). extracts from Regarding The Pain Of Others. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
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