Friday, June 3, 2011

The 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture at the USHMM

Transgenerational Memory

[Transgenerational Reparations?]

by Professor Marianne Hirsch

"Professor Marianne Hirsch (William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Co-Director of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, Columbia University) will deliver the 2011 Monna and Otto Weinmann Annual Lecture.

"In a lecture titled "Fantasies of Return: The Holocaust in Jewish Memory and Postmemory," Professor Hirsch will analyze a group journey to Czernowitz and Transnistria, exploring how memory is activated in survivors and their descendants at the sites of past trauma. Through the lens of what she calls "postmemory"- transgenerational memories of traumatic events suffered only indirectly - she will discuss the communities forged in the virtual and actual afterlives of destroyed European Jewish worlds."

I have registered to attend this lecture on Transgenerational whatever. If you are anywhere in the neighborhood you might like to register and attend the talk yourself. Registration and background information here.


Anonymous said...

I have registered too.


Anonymous said...

Professor Hirsch sounds
morbidly obsessive on the
She seems to have gotten off
on this track looking at
a magazine article on
Dachau. Rather ironic since
most of the inmates at Dachau
were not Jewish.
Postmemory is a pretentious
self deception