Marianne Hirsch will discuss “postmemory”, a term that describes the relationship that the ‘generation after’ bears to the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before - to experiences they ‘remember’ only by means of the stories, images, and behaviors among which they grew up.
Marianne Hirsch is President of the Modern Language Association and she is the William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and professor in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Author and editor of numerous books and journals, her scholarly work has been devoted to feminist theory, the study of memory (www.postmemory.net), and the intersections of literature and visual culture. She is the USC Shoah Foundation's 2013 Yom Hashoah scholar-in-residence.
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