On Remembering Violence, March 11 2009

Translating the “Lessons from Latin America”
Ana Laura Pauchulo, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education

In a North American context public and collective remembrance of the 1976-1983 Argentinean dictatorship is often translated as a consequence of unresolved trauma. Drawing from interviews I conducted in Argentina in 2007 I examine some of the limits of such translations to unearth the implications of remembering this violence for consolidating democracy.

Urbicide: Understanding the History of Violence Against Cities
Jason Burke, Geography and Planning

There is a strong link between attachment to place and the emotions aroused as a result of its destruction. In recent years, the destruction of cities has become known as urbicide. While there is considerable debate as to what constitutes urbicide, the term connotes the denial of urban life or the killing of cities. This presentation will discuss the longer history of violence against cities and will suggest ways by which we can make sense of this urbicidal violence.

Re-staging Violence: History and Story in Stage Combat Practice
Sarah Fornace, English

Theatrical fights often restage specific historical forms of violence. However, the medium of live performance influences how these forms are re-presented. This talk will introduce stage combat techniques, how they create the illusion of violence, and why story-telling is more important than (and often at odds with) historical reenactment.

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