Colloquium about memories, narratives and reconciliation
You are invited to the colloquium "How True are Memories? A Sympathetic yet Critical Reflection on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission" which takes place on May 2, 2013 at 16.15 in Jakobi 2-336, Tartu. The colloquium is interdisciplinary concerning the topics of literature, history and psychology.
Professor dr Monika Reif-Hülser from the University of Konstanz makes a presentation in the colloquium. 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. The abstract of the presentation can be found in http://www.eetika.ee/1182921
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.
You are welcome to participate in the discussion!
The colloquium is organised by the Centre for Ethics of the University of Tartu.