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Kean U: Strangers In Their Own Land

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EDT)

In this interactive session, participants willdiscuss short excerpts describing the painfulrealization of what it means to be oppressed.Professor Dorian Stuber will consider texts bySarah Kofman and Nechama Tec. Despite theirdifferences in national origin and livingsituations, each writer grappled with what itmeant to be a stranger in her own land. UsingMichael Rothberg’s idea of “multidirectionalmemory,” the session will conclude by using theAfrican American sociologist W. E. B.DuBois’s articulation of “double consciousness”as an accessible conceptual language forunderstanding the self-awareness of persecutedminorities and placing the Holocaust in relationto other histories of oppression.

PD hours and Co-Curricular Credit will be provided

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