Narrating War - Representation, Repression, Remembrance

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:00 to 17:00

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to this year's undergraduate research symposium on the narrativity of war.

War has always been a part of human coexistence. It shapes world politics and greatly affects the individual. How is war, in all its complexity, culturally mediated? How do war narratives impact a society's understanding and imagination of war? How powerful is these narratives influence on global politics?

Students will present the results of their research on a variety of topics and perspectives including veterans, PTSD, journalism, women, minorities, and resistance. Both conflicts of the past and current affairs are will be discussed. The presentations will also focus on the German-American relationship and the similarities and differences the two countries have in narrating war. The symposium is meant to give the audience a chance to participate in the different discussions the individual groups put forward.

The event is free and open to the public.

Location: Hörsaal 4

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