Workshop Urban Utopias: Memory, Rights, and Speculation

  • February 21 and 22, 2018; Utrecht University

Whose Memory, Whose Justice? Memory Studies & Transitional Justice. Seminar with Nicole Immler

  • February 26, 2018; 15.15 - 17.00; Ravenstijnzaal (KNG 80) Utrecht University

Workshop: Mirroring Evil Revisited

  • March 22-24, 2018; Ravenstijnzaal, KNG 80, Utrecht University

Poetics of Flight: Framing the Refugee ‘Crisis’. Seminar with Debarati Sanyal

Poetics of Flight: Framing the Refugee ‘Crisis’. Seminar with Debarati Sanyal
  • May 22, 2018; 17.00 - 19.00, Janskerkhof 13, Room 006; Utrecht University
A discussion of recent documentary cinema and other visual media challenging views of “the refugee” as an apolitical body fully captured by the border regime. These works consider  practices of resistance, ephemeral solidarities and potential lines of flight that emerge in zones of refugee containment and detention.

Debarati Sanyal is Professor of French at the University of California Berkeley. She is the author of Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembrance (Fordham University Press, 2015); The Violence of Modernity: Baudelaire, Irony and the Politics of Form (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). Together with Michael Rothberg and Max Silverman she has edited Noeuds de mémoire: Multidirectional Memory in French and Francophone Culture, a special issue of Yale French Studies (2010).