December 2012 Archives

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Hena Uŋkiksuyapi: In Commemoration of the Dakota Mass Execution of 1862 will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from December 17, 2012 through February 8, 2013, with an opening reception Monday, December 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Hena Uŋkiksuyapi, Dakota for "we remember those," features artworks by Dakota and other Native American artists presented in commemoration of the mass execution on December 26, 1862 of 38 Dakota following the end of the Dakota-U.S. War of earlier that year.
The exhibition includes works by artists Janice Albro, Joseph J. Allen, Gordon Coons, Jerry Fogg, Erin Griffin, Jacob Pratt, Mona Smith, Robert Two Bulls, and Gwen Westerman (exhibition co-curator).

University of Minnesota Holocaust and Genocide Studies Librarian Susan Gangl has put together a new blog listing recent library acquisitions in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. This is a comprehensive list, including call numbers and location the title is available for check out. You may access the site by clicking here.

In addition to the blog, be sure to visit her Holocaust and Genocide library subject page by clicking here.

For titles available in the Center's library please visit our Book & Video Library page.

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies

Friday, December 14
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 614 Social Sciences Building

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"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

Meeting Schedule 11-20-2012.pdf

SOC 4090/ GLOS 4910: Mass Media & Society
Mondays and Wednesdays
Spring 2013


This course provides a broad survey of sociological perspectives regarding the role of media (television, radio, printed press, film, and the Internet) in society. The course will examine historical media developments, theoretical frameworks used to analyze media audiences, producers, and effects, the impact of media in popular culture, their role in shaping social memories and the relation between media and violence, including terrorism and genocide.


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