"Authoritarianism, Violence and Melancholy"

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Visiting Professor Jaime Ginzburg to Present at CHGS Workshop

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

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.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden golde118@umn.edu.

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