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Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Friday, December 14
Room 614 Social Sciences Building
"Authoritarianism, Violence and Melancholy"
Professor Ginsberg's presentation is about language and violence. The first part, will focus on torture, considering how different social groups talk about it (considering examples from Brazil and Uruguay). There is a variety of perspectives, including the ways physicians describe it, and the point of view of victims. The Second part will feature a comparison between Hegel and Adorno,dedicated to representation. Aesthetics, Cultural Studies and Literary Theory have important contributions to studies on violence. Consideration will be given to those theroies and more specifically ideas from the Frankfurt School. The last part will be about death, loss and melancholy. It`s necessary to discuss images of death, in a way we can define how cultural production, in authoritarian regimes along the XXth Century, can speak against repression and violence.
Professor Jaime Ginzburg is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature at the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, and is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where he is teaching a graduate seminar on Violence and Democracy. His latest books include, Crítica em tempos de violência. São Paulo: Edusp / Fapesp 2012; Escritas da violência, co-edited with Márcio Seligmann-Silva and Francisco Foot Hardman (Rio de Janeiro: Sette Letras, 2012), Vols. I and II; and Walter Benjamin: rastro, aura e história, co-edited with Sabrina Sedlmayer. Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 2012.
If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden firstname.lastname@example.org.