September 29- October 1, 2011
Maroon, Gold and the Gateway Rooms
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
This international symposium will address the role that literature, art and film have in the struggles against enforced disappearance, torture, degrading treatment, forced prostitution, human trafficking, violence against immigrants, gender violence, and feminicide. We seek to address the relations between artistic practices and struggles against impunity and between aesthetics and ethics, and to give visibility to current human rights concerns and to the design of practices of memory.
The symposium will gather an international group of guest speakers, in the areas of the humanities, the arts, social sciences, and Law, from the University of Minnesota, and from universities and organizations in the United States, Latin America, Portugal and Spain and it will to explore the relation between the arts and humanities in the struggles against impunity and in the design of practices of memory.
For further information contact Professorf Ana Forcinito (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jaime Hanneken (email@example.com).