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A Two-Day Symposium: Emerging Consequences: Aesthetics in the Aftermath of Atrocity

November 3-4, 2017

Join the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for a Two-Day Symposium: Emerging Consequences: Aesthetics in the Aftermath of Atrocity.

Topics will include music and atrocity, literature, colonialism, visual art, evidence, forensics, and photography and artistic intervention and memorialization.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 3, 2017

All events are held in the Petrowski Room, Marsh Hall, Central Campus

Welcome
8:30 am | Coffee, 9 am | Opening Remarks
9:45-11:15 am | Music and Atrocity


Musical Vagabondage:
Erich Kleiber and Musical Refugees in Latin America During World War II

Andrea Orzoff, PhD, New Mexico State University

Sounding the Inexpressible: Arnold Schoenberg and the Invention of Postwar Musical Memory
Jeremy Eichler, PhD, Visiting Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University and The Boston Globe                                                                                                     

11:15-11:30 am | Coffee Break

11:30 am-1 pm | Literature, Colonialism, Consequences

Form, Trauma, and Animist Aesthetics in The Dew Breaker
Jay Rajiva, PhD, Georgia State University

Stories in the Stone: Bearing Witness to the Silenced in Anil’s Ghost
Nicole Ong, PhD Candidate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Capital of the Ruins: Beckett and the Dramatic Landscape of Catastrophe
Michael Jaros, PhD, Salem State University

1-2 pm | Lunch

2-3:30 pm | Keynote Address


After the Aftermath, or When Did the Second World War End?
Robert Eaglestone, PhD, Royal Holloway University

3:30-3:45 pm | Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 pm | Special Session

Iconic Photographs in the Aftermath of Conflict
Ron Haviv, photographer, New York City and Dr. Lauren Walsh, New York University

When 5:00pm
Location
Marsh Hall, Central Campus
71B Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Petrowski Room
Contact
Catherine S Hennessey
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