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Marianne Hirsch

This talk responds to the renewed monumentality we find in memory museums, memorials and commemorative rituals that perpetuate nationalism and ethnocentrism. Connecting the memory of the Holocaust with that of other histories of political violence, the talk searches for mobile and mutable artistic practices that can effect little resistances and small acts of repair.
Marianne Hirsch is William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. She is one of the founders of Columbia’s Center for the Study of Social Difference and of its global initiative “Women Creating Change.” Hirsch was born in Romania and educated at Brown University, where she received her BA/MA and Ph.D. degrees. Her work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particular

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How can the memory of violent pasts be mobilized for a more progressive and hopeful future?