ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association), March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Radical Elegy: Memorial Praxis for Precarious Life
This seminar addresses elegy as a performative repertoire in political extremity. Elegy, at a radical pitch, occupies public space and public memory to resist forgetting, a second death. How have expressive practices to and for the dead generated ideas of justice, bonds of solidarity, ethical responses to violence, and communities of contested memory?