Memory & Contemporary: Program | Post-symposium Events

pre-symposium | Nov. 6-Tempe | Nov. 7-Tempe | Nov. 7-West | Nov. 8-Tempe | Nov. 8-West | post-symposium

Wednesday, November 9 | West campus post-symposium cultural & public events

November 9 events made possible by: Heritage & Memory: Sites of Transgenerational Trauma, Moral Reminders and Repair Today’s sessions follow the annual “Eros Symposium” on Fletcher Mall at the West campus: an afternoon of poetry, philosophy and other readings performed by West campus faculty; Barrett, The Honors College students at the West campus and other students.

3-3:45 p.m. | The Kiva Post-Symposium Public Event I: Conversation with Gabriele M. Schwab Regarding Haunting Legacies: Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma (Columbia UP, 2010): an interview on Gabriele M. Schwab’s work is conducted by Martin Beck Matuštík

The faculty group in Philosophy, Rhetoric & Literature (PRL) and the Center for Critical Inquiry & Cultural Studies at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences recently participated in a major interdisciplinary conference on Trauma Studies in October 2010. The Philosophy, Rhetoric & Literature faculty cluster held a faculty seminar on Gabriele M. Schwab’s Haunting Legacies in spring 2011. Martin Beck Matuštík is currently teaching a graduate course connected to the symposium theme. The themes for this interview emerge from the PRL faculty reading salon on Schwab’s work. The edited transcript of the conversation will be included in the volume of essays from the 2010 Trauma Studies conference (eds. Monica Casper and Eric Wertheimer).

4-4:45 p.m. | The Kiva Post-Symposium Public Event II: Roundtable with symposium speakers moderators: Patrick Bixby Division of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies | Arizona State University Patricia J. Huntington Division of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies | Arizona State University The post-symposium roundtable on Memory & Countermemory with Lewis R. Gordon, Berel Lang, Abdul R. JanMohamed, Sarah Pessin, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Gabriele M. Schwab, and others. Audience participation is welcome.

5-6 p.m. | The Kiva Post-Symposium Public Event III: Children of Fire, Children of Water Simon J. Ortiz and Gabriele M. Schwab will read from their joint unpublished book and moderate their session.

This project is unpublished as a whole, with the exception of two sections in the following: “Imaginary Homeland Security: The Internalization of Terror,” pp. 79-95, America and the Misshaping of a New World Order, Eds. Giles Gunn and Carl Gutierrez-Jones, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2010; “Memory Is Key,” pp. 68-81, The Kenyon Review, Fall 2008, Vol. XXX, No. 4, Gambier, OH.

This post-symposium project is sponsored by a 2011-2012 seed grant from the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) at Arizona State University. Project Director: Martin Beck Matuštík, Lincoln Professor of Ethics & Religion. Project members: Patricia Huntington, Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies and Eric Wertheimer, Professor of English.

Thursday, November 10 | Tempe campus post-symposium public event

noon-1:30 p.m. | Coor Hall, room 4403 Heterophelia, Identity Politics, and the Unconscious Contract | Religious Studies Forum Abdul R. JanMohamed

sponsored by the Faculty of Religious Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies

pre-symposium | Nov. 6-Tempe | Nov. 7-Tempe | Nov. 7-West | Nov. 8-Tempe | Nov. 8-West | post-symposium