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Masterclass Prof. Michael Rothberg (University of California)

From multidirectional memory to the implicated subject

Date: September 23, 2016
Time: 10.00-13.00, including lunch
Venue: University of Amsterdam, University Library – Belle van Zuylenzaal, Singel 425
Open to: PhD Candidates and RMa Students
ECTS: 2, only in combination with attending Symposium Rethoric of the Past

The Masterclass is fully booked, please send us an e-mail with your name, university and research school. We will put you on our waiting list.


11:00–11:15 BREAK
12:00-13:00 CLOSING LUNCH

Michael Rothberg is Professor of English and Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative and a Conrad Humanities Scholar. From 2003-2009 he was Director of Illinois’s Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. After a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in Comparative Literature, Rothberg works in the fields of critical theory and cultural studies, Holocaust studies, postcolonial studies, and contemporary literatures, as well as being affiliated with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Department of French, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Programs in Comparative Literature and Jewish Culture and Society. Prof. Rothberg is on the Editorial Board of the journals Memory Studies and Studies in American Jewish Literature, and has been a member of the International Academic Advisory Council of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (2010-2013) and of the Advisory Group of the AHRC-funded project Translating Freedom (2011-2012). Currently, he is completing a book called The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators, which is under contract with Stanford University Press. With Yasemin Yildiz, he is writing another book that focuses on the intersections between migration and confrontation with National Socialism and the Holocaust in contemporary Germany.

This masterclass is organized by The Huizinga Institute and The Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) at the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies at Utrecht University, and Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG). Masterclass Coordinator: Dr Ihab Saloul

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