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You are warmly invited to the Fall 2014 Opening of the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies

October 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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COME AND MEET THE AUTHORS & EDITORS OF OUR NEW PUBLICATIONS SERIES
Colman Hogan, Marta Marín-Dòmine, Milo Sweedler, Sara Mathews, Justin Anstett, Patricia Molloy


Memory and Testimony Studies Series
 (WLU Press)
Colman Hogan and Marta Marín-Dòmine, editors



KLReichK.L. Reich,
Joaquim Amat-Piniella
Robert Finley and Marta Marín-Dòmine, translators

Available in English for the first time, Joaquim Amat-Piniella’s searing Catalan novel, K.L. Reich, is a central work of testimonial literature of the Nazi concentration camps. Begun immediately after Amat-Piniella’s liberation in 1945, the book is based on his own four-year internment at Mauthausen.

http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/press/Catalog/amat-piniella.shtml



CMTS Dialogues Series
(WLU Presss)
Colman Hogan and Marta Marín-Dòmine, editors

Dialectic-TruthThe Dialectic of Truth and Fiction in Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing
Milo Sweedler; contributions by Colman Hogan and Marta Marín-Dòmine

The Act of Killing is a documentary about the 1965–66 Indonesian genocide in which an estimated 500,000 to 2.5 million were killed. The film brings the extermination into relief by inviting former death-squad leaders to re-enact the killings as they choose. Sweedler’s text explores the aesthetic and political consequences of this modality of representation and compares the film to other representative testimonial documentaries of genocides.

http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/press/Catalog/sweedler.shtml



Finding-DiefenbunkerFinding Diefenbunker:
Canadian Nationalism and Cold War Memory
Sara Matthews & Justin Anstett; contribution by Patricia Molloy

What is the legacy of the Cold War in Canada? By looking at Prime Minister Diefenbaker’s “Diefenbunkers”—eleven fallout shelters constructed in the 1950s to protect the Canadian government from a nuclear strike – the authors question how the site, its museumological apparatus, and the community curation of various rooms in the museum, constructs a “Cold War” for use in Canadian memory.

http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/press/Catalog/matthews-anstett.shtml



Memory-MapDiscover
the Hidden Memories of Kitchener-Waterloo through the MEMORY MAP

created by Graduate Student Hannah Jung

 

 



LEARN ABOUT OUR NEW RESEARCH GROUPS:

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The Genealogy of the Perpetrator, Sharon Marquart, Director
Art and Memory at the Borders,
Sara Mathews and Dina Georgis, Directors
Memory Loss,
Liza Futerman, Director

 

 


Co-sponsored by Languages and Literatures
Cash bar and snacks

Details

Date:
October 29, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

BRICKER ACADEMIC BUILDING, 4TH FLOOR, STUDENT LOUNGE