Major Questions - IAH 207 Guiding Questions Course: What is...

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IAH 207 Guiding Questions Course: What is the significance of witnessing violence in the contemporary world? Unit One: Why is human rights witnessing important (historically, socially, politically and literarily)? How and why do we use witness testimony to reconstruct histories of violence and suffering? What is the role of the firsthand witness to violence (the survivor) in constructing history? What is the role of the writer/reader/listener? How can traumatic memories construct communities (national, racial, gendered, etc.)? How does imagination help to construct history? What is the relation between the past and the present? What is the relation between the personal and the political? Unit Two: How do/should we define “truth” in relation to witnessing or testifying about violence? What are the ethics and/or politics of naming something as true or untrue – especially violent events? How does the act of telling “the truth” help to construct the self?
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