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Archives, Institutions, and Imaginaries: Human Rights and Literature

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Add to Calendar 03/02/2018 12:00 AM 03/03/2018 11:59 PM America/New_York Archives, Institutions, and Imaginaries: Human Rights and Literature More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/archives-institutions-and-imaginaries-human-rights-and-literature/ 244 Greene Street, New York, NY, 10003

Sponsored by the NYU Department of English; Colloquium in Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies; Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; Dean’s Office of the NYU Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

The tremendous interest in the relationship between human rights and literature has given rise to what is now a vibrant field of literary and cultural studies. This conference, organized by Crystal Parikh (NYU Departments of English and Social & Cultural Analysis) will bring together scholars whose work has been vital in the development of the field, shaping central questions, themes, and methods for understanding both the disciplinary specificities and interdisciplinary possibilities that inhere in this line of inquiry.

Friday, March 2, 2018


11:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

11:15 a.m. Inventions and Breakthroughs: Literary Historiographies of Human Rights
Greg A. MullinsThe Evergreen State College
Joseph R SlaughterColumbia University
Brian K. GoodmanArizona State University
Moderator: Heba JahamaNYU

1:15 p.m. Novel Effects: The Pasts and Futures of Human Rights Narratives
Eleni CoundouriotisUniversity of Connecticut
Nicole CasoBard College
James Dawes, Macalester College
Moderator: Denisse López, NYU

3:15 p.m. Archives and Records: Literature as Human Rights Method
Sarah WinterUniversity of Connecticut
Cathy J. Schlund-VialsUniversity of Connecticut
Elizabeth S. AnkerCornell University
Moderator: Celeste Seifert, NYU

Saturday, March 3, 2018


10:30 a.m. Atrocious Histories: Afterlives of War and Violence
Bruce RobbinsColumbia University
Terri TomskyUniversity of Alberta
Elizabeth SwansonBabson College
Moderator: Saronik BosuNYU

12:30 p.m. Human Rights and Literature: Roundtable Discussion and Conclusion
Justin AobaNYU
Sonya PostmentierNYU
Rajgopal SaikumarNYU
Mark SandersNYU
Jini Kim WatsonNYU
Moderator: Crystal ParikhNYU

Image: Sinking Boat with a Heartbeat, 2016. © Zarina; Courtesy of the artist.