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2017 Kronsberg Memorial Lecture delivered by James Young: “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.”
February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this slide-lecture based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, James Young will trace what he calls an “arc of memorial vernacular” from Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Germany’s Holocaust counter-monuments, to Berlin’s Denkmal for Europe’s Murdered Jews, to the September 11 Memorial in NYC. Of particular interest to Young has been how nations commemorate against the grain of their national legacies, how nations remember their victims and their national shame.
James E. Young is Distinguished University Professor of English and Judaic Studies Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has taught since 1988, and Founding Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.
The lecture also serves as the official launch of the Arnold Nemirow Fund for Holocaust Studies, which in subsequent semesters will fund student research projects relating to the Holocaust.
Presented and sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston.