Repair in 'the After': A Conversation

Repair in 'the After': A Conversation
Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Patricia Parker
Friday 10 March 2023

Repair in 'the After': A Conversation

*Note this event takes place on Friday April 14 at 12am AEST Time (Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne)
(April 13, 2023 at 10am EST / 4pm SAST)

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What does it mean to abide by a concept like "repair", especially when this comes to function as a term that allows a different intervention in our time? What comes after repair? Is repair something that is only ever in "the after", in the wake, or perhaps, the "hold" (Sharpe)? What does it mean to do repair from that vantage point, and how might this be a method for coming to terms with the legacies of partition that scar our time? Repair, in this instance, would be a coming after, a pursuit, not an arrival. This conversation will begin to open these questions, and others, in relation to the leading-edge work being done by two scholars in very different and yet resonant locations:

  • Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest, and SARChI Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma; and
  • Patricia Parker, Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Ruel W. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Humanities, and Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This event is being cosponsored by the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the CHCI Humanities Administration Network.

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