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Politics in the Grey Zone: Violence, Complicity and Resistance

Politics in the Grey Zone: Violence, Complicity and Resistance
Hosted by: Dr Mihaela Mihai # University of Edinburgh
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28th Jun 2018 09:00 - 28th Jun 2018 17:00
Project Room, 1.06, 50 George Square

The complexities of complicity and responsibility in contexts of systemic oppression continue to confound our capacities of judgement and action. Situated at the intersection of several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, this workshop explores political theory’s and art’s capacity to shed light on subtle practices of complicity and to unearth the however limited potential for resistance and solidarity. 

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Bronwyn Leebaw, UC Riverside: Traces of Hope: Accounts of Rescue, Care, and Gray Zones of Resistance

Danielle Celermajer, University of Sydney: The Tick Tick Ticking Time Bomb

Barbara Boswell, University of Cape TownBetween Silence and Complicity: Narratives of Rape in Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story, and at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Margaret Atack, Leeds University: 'O vous frères humains’:  ethics and the narratives of derision on war and Occupation.

Bogdan Popa, Cambridge UniversityThe Sexual Politics of Complicity: Reading Retro Narratives with 1950's Romanian Realist Socialism

Fiona MacIntosh, Edinburgh University“Yo preferí no saber” [I preferred not to know]: Narrating Complicity from Within in Martín Kohan’s Dos veces junio (2002) [June twice]’

Maša Mrovle, Edinburgh UniversityThe Grey Zone of Founding: The Ambiguity of New Beginnings and the Political Value of Disappointment