Nov. 18 noon-1:30pm EST: Debates On Holocaust Memory: Coloniality, Black Lives, and Multidirectionality”

Dear colleagues,

Please join us on Nov. 18, noon-1:30pm EST, for this exciting webinar:

“Debates On Holocaust Memory: Coloniality, Black Lives, and Multidirectionality” 

The translations of Michael Rothberg’s Multidirectional Memory and Esra Özyürek’s Being German, Becoming Muslim into German have become part of ongoing national debates about the relationship between the Holocaust and colonialism. You are invited to join Michael Rothberg (UCLA) and Esra Özyürek (University of Cambridge, UK) in conversation about new developments in these debates. The webinar will be moderated by Damani Partridge (University of Michigan).

** Advance registration via Zooom required ** (see below; registering early helps us admit attendees on time)

Date: Thursday November 18th, 2021 

Time: Noon-1:30pm EST  

Michael Rothberg is the 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest book is The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators (Stanford University Press, 2019).  Michael Rothberg’s previous books include Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (2009), Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation (2000), and, co-edited with Neil Levi, The Holocaust: Theoretical Readings (2003). With Yasemin Yildiz, he is working on a book about Germany called Memory Citizenship: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance for Fordham University Press. 

Esra Özyürek is the Sultan Qaboos Professor in Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and an anthropologist of religion and politics in the Middle East and Europe. She is the author of Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe (Princeton University Press, 2014) and Nostalgia for the Modern: State, Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Duke University Press, 2006). Her new book manuscript, Shouldering the Guilt, Embracing Empathy: Holocaust Memory and Muslim Belonging in Post-war Germany, is under review by Stanford University Press. 

Damani J. Partridge is Professor of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies as well as Director of Social Justice Initiatives at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of on Berlin and Detroit, and the author of Hypersexuality and Headscarves: Race, Sex, and Citizenship in the New Germany (Indiana University Press, 2012). His new book, Blackness as a Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, Noncitizen Futures, and Black Power in Berlin, is forthcoming in 2022 with the University of California Press.  

Webinar sponsored by the University of Michigan and the University of Oklahoma, member institutions of the German Studies Association.  

** Advance registration required (see below for details); contact GRA-GSA[@] for sign-up details** 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Debates on Holocaust Memory: Coloniality, Black Lives, and Multidirectionality

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