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Session 8: Memory, Art and Law: A Dialogue

This session will be dedicated to exploring the ways in which law aids memory or obliterates it; law as the currency that translates harm; the role art plays in narrating history, change as well as nature, and how ideology frames all of these topics.

Published onFeb 02, 2022
Session 8: Memory, Art and Law: A Dialogue

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  • M. John Harrison “The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez review – a history of conspiracy” in The Guardian (16 May 2018) (

  • Walter Benjamin, Illuminations (New York: Schoken Books, 1968): 257-258.

  • Austin Sarat & Thomas R. Kearns, “Writing history and registering memory in legal decisions and legal practices. An Introduction” in History, memory and the law ed. Austin Sarat & Thomas R. Kearns (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1999): 1-14.

  • Simona Mitroiu, “Life Narratives of the Past: Herta Muller on Communist Romania”, The European Legacy, 2019, vol. 24, No. 2, 202-219.

  • Excerpts from the exhibition catalogue Waterweavers, curated by José Roca and Alejandro Martín, Bard Graduate Center Gallery (2014).


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