On May 2, 2013 professor dr Monika Reif-Hülser from the University of Konstanz makes a presentation "How True are Memories? A Sympathetic yet Critical Reflection on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission" in the colloquium held by the Centre for Ethics.
The presentation focuses on South Africa and the many ways how the narratives based on memory have worked for reconciliation between the people of different colour. Professor Reif-Hülser analyses the reflection of racial problems in narratives in the example of two novels - J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) and Gillian Slovo's Red Dust (2000) - and argues that literature has a significant contribution to make to these questions.
Monika Reif-Hülser is a professor of British and American studies. During the spring term 2013, she is a guest professor at the Institute of Cultural Research and Fine Arts of the University of Tartu.
All are welcome to participate in the discussion!
Registration until 30 April via e-mail triin.roos [at] ut.ee or phone 737 5426.