Symposium 'Arts of Oblivion'

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Students, Employees, Press
19-03-2020 09:30 to 20-03-2020 18:40
KASKcinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent
Department of Literary Studies (English Section)
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Artistic, academic, and activist perspectives on the politics of forgetting (featuring keynotes by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Michael Rothberg)

An international symposium bringing together scholars, artists, and activists to reflect on how, why, and to what effect contemporary culture addresses processes and practices of forgetting in relation to a wide range of histories of violence and trauma.

The programme includes a mix of presentations, interviews, roundtables, and film screenings.

  • Keynotes: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Michael Rothberg
  • Participants: Joachim Ben Yakoub, Branka Benčić, Stoffel Debuysere, Oliver Frljić, Quinsy Gario, Carole Umulinga Karemera, Eline Mestdagh, Anna Reading, Selma Selman, Reem Shilleh, Christel Stalpaert, Matthew Stanard, Vesna Teršelič, Sarah Vanagt, and others

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