EnGendering Trauma: On Victims, Witnesses, and Testimony
Thursday, November 07, 2013 04:20 PM EST
-- 06:00 PM EST
Speaker: Susan Brison, Dartmouth College. Respondent: Marianne Hirsch, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Professor Susan Brison of Dartmouth College will be discussing parts of her book, Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self, which deals with the aftermath of rape from both personal and philosophical standpoints. She will also be discussing her latest article, "Justice and Gender-Based Violence," in which she seeks to redefine rape as "gender-based violence" rather than "sex without consent" in order to situate as a societally-based form of injustice in the contexts of criminal and civil rights law.