Concentrationary Memories: Totalitarian Terror and Cultural Resistance

Based on the exhibition curated by Griselda Pollock at the Freud Museum in 2009, this is a major study of traumatic histories of the twentieth century.

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Critical Thinking, Critical Artmaking, Critical Curating

Over seven months the influential thinker and exhibition maker, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev introduced new themes to the Centre as the Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

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Concentrationary Memories

This project explored the connections between aesthetics and politics in the formation of what has become known as the cultural memory of the Holocaust.

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About the Centre

The Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH) was founded to produce theoretically informed but historically framed analyses of cultural practices that deterritorialize the current boundaries of interdisciplinary studies (cultural, Jewish, postcolonial, queer and gender studies) in the arts (acoustic, visual, cinematic and material culture) by both forging new dialogues (black/Jewish, sound/image, voice/gaze, gender/race) and shaping mutually challenging research projects that realign philosophy, the arts, history, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis and aesthetics.

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Professor Griselda Pollock has participated in a major research project, directed by Dr Brad Evans of Bristol University that solicits position statements from major scholars worldwide on the issue of Disposable Life. This forms part of a larger project titled Histories of Violence.

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NOW IN PAPERBACK Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics and Resistance in Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog Edited by Griselda Pollock & Max...

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JUST PUBLISHED
Concentrationary Memories: Totalitarian Terror and Cultural Resistance
Edited by Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman
IBTauris 2013

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Isabelle de le Court came to Leeds from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and Francesco Ventrella from University of La Sapienza in Rome. They were both awarded their doctorates in 2013 as was Simon Deakin of Edmonton, Canada, visible in the background also in his doctoral gown. They were just ...

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Events

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Griselda Pollock will be taking part in a discussion as part of a screening curated by Dr Azadeh Fatehrad, which focuses on experimental film essays produced by Iranian female filmmakers.

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Griselda Pollock will be speaking about the life of the German Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, at this talk at Stanford University.

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On Wit(h)nessing, Withdrawing, Retreating, and Participating.
Gifts, Debts, Contradictions and Questions of Sincerity in Contemporary Art Speakman Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds

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Worlding: From the Archive to the Compost.

Art and Creativity and Speculative Fabulation in Human and Non-Human Sentient Beings. Speakman Lecture Theatre, University of Leeds

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