african & african diaspora studies at boston college
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Works-In-Progress Lecture Series
February 26, 2014
“Restoring Suppressed Memories and Legacies of War through Oral History, Art, and Film.”
G. Ramsay Liem, Lyons Hall 301, 12:00 pm
This presentation explores the collective erasure of the enduring military conflict that resulted from the Korean War as well as the wartime experiences of Korean civilians. Oral history interviews, art, and film will be incorporated to commemorate the suppressed memories of the Korean War that persist even in today’s U.S. modern history.
March 26, 2014
"On Black Radical Politics in the Age of Perpetual War"
Justin Leroy, AADS Dissertation Fellow, Lyons Hall 301, 12 pm
This talk will examine commonplace understanding of black progress and black history, asking whether black radical politics are possible in the current age of perpetual warfare, and what those politics mights look like.
New Directions in African Diaspora Studies
February 20, 2014
"Picturing Violence: Framing, Making, and Unmaking Communities"
Prof. Deborah Thomas, Devlin 101, 4:30 pm
This talk will examine the making of visual archives of state violence to the role of visual culture in producing, reproducing, challenging, and/or undermining a sense of collectivity, as well as revealing something about the temporalities to which this imaging of collectivity is tethered.