Seminar Session 5 (2/3): Presentation by Rebecca Clouser (International and Area Studies)

March 3, 2017 - 10:00am

During this session, Rebecca Clouser (IAS) will share a bit about her recent work on genocide denial in Guatemala, and guide our discussion of a pre-circulated essay (meet in the CFH seminar room, Umrath 201)

The pre-circulated reading is a chapter from Caroline Fournet’s The Crime of Destruction and the Law of Genocide: Their Impact on Collective Memory.  Rebecca notes that she chose it so as to "focus the discussion on the particularity of genocide denial (in comparison with other forms of memory/forgetting work)."  She has also provided an abstract for her upcoming conference presentation, which she will discuss in the context of a discussion about the Fournet.

For those who were not able to attend our seminar discussion with Carol Gluck last November (when we discussed her lecture on the 'comfort women' and ongoing work by memory activists in Japan),we will also be revisiting her article "Operations of Memory" in our discussion.