• Cult-K Contested Memories: The Intimate Public and Technologies of Affect in Memorializing Holocaust Trauma

    (Barbara LeSavoy, SUNY College at Brockport)

    This seminar is open to all students

    This seminar engages a rhetorical analysis of memorials associated with the Holocaust with a focus on understanding how social media and related technologies transform how we archive emotional affect and represent competing narratives of human rights atrocities. The seminar  calls attention to the role of technology in negotiating  public/private tensions inherent in the public memory of collective trauma and the rhetorical potential that emerging technologies offer for human rights activism aimed at challenging the erasure of memory.