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Ergebnisanzeige "Other People's Pain: Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelOther People's Pain: Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics
BeschreibungRegistration is now open for the interdisciplinary conference 'Other People's Pain: Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics', which will be hosted in Cambridge at CRASSH on 19/20 March 2010.

Conference theme:
Works of art — from Primo Levi’s If this is a Man to Anselm Kiefer’s Margarethe — are built up out of the destruction of human life and dignity. Drawing specifically on the horrors of history, they come to haunt us and question our understanding of the past, of ethics, even of the idea of ‘knowing’ itself. Yet, what is it exactly that these works of art can achieve? Medicine is able to heal or alleviate suffering through the work of professionals observing, testing, and writing about patients’ physical and psychological pain. Human rights activists craft testimonies with the echoes of the victims’ howling cries; lawyers draft national and international laws and resolutions with a history of persecution, war, and genocide foremost in mind.

What are the implications of the meeting with violence and terror in scholarly engagement with texts of trauma? In which ways can art, literature and disciplines like medicine, psychology, sociology and law inform each other? All of these engagements seem to share a fundamental divide between the experience of the victim, the traumatic event itself, and the scrutinizing gaze of those who address it. How then are personal or collective traumatic experiences, maybe even the very ‘idea’ of violence, pain and terror, comprehended via narrative transmission?

For more information - including the list of confirmed speakers - and to register, please visit the conference website at http:// .

Christopher Geissler (Cambridge)
Martin Modlinger (Cambridge)
Philipp Sonntag (Erlangen)

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VeranstaltungsortCambridge, UK
PersonName: Christopher Geissler 
Funktion: Co-organiser 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Jesus College 
Strasse/Postfach: Jesus Lane 
Postleitzahl: CB5 8BL 
Stadt: Cambridge 
SchlüsselbegriffeMotiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Klassifikation05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte > 05.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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