Doctoral Students Present Invited Papers at Conference on Memory and Remembrance

On October 8th and 9th, doctoral students Laurie Cohen and Kelsey Lizotte attended Translating Memory and Remembrance Across the Disciplines, at the State University of New York, New Paltz. The two-day conference was the first of two sessions, the second of which will be held in March 2016. Marianne Hirsch (Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University) delivered the keynote lecture, titled, “Small Acts: Mobilizing Memory Across Borders.”

On the first day of the conference, Kelsey presented her work in progress paper, titled, “The Modern Nation State and Settler Colonial Narratives: Memory, Forgetting and Genocide Denial”. On the second day, Laurie presented her preliminary dissertation work, titled, “Situating the Original, Authentic and Disputed: The Construction of Narratives, Space, and Place at Sites of Atrocity.”

Translating Memory and Remembrance

Translating Memory and Remembrance across the Disciplines, a year-long conference and workshop sponsored by SUNY’s Conversation in the Disciplines program, seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines and academic institutions to generate collaborations, foment new queries, discover new methodologies, and build institutional bridges among scholars of memory, forgetting, and commemoration.”

In addition to being doctoral students both Kelsey and Laurie hold positions as Graduate Student Associates at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights.




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