Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice

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The colloquium is part of the activities of "GDRI Literature and Democracy (19th-21st centuries): Theoretical, Historical and Comparative Approaches", an international research network. 

The colloquium, brings together participants from over a dozen countries who will address specific situations of transitional justice across the globe. The event seeks to open dialogue between scholars working on authoritarian systems and democratic transitions in the fields of literary studies, history, philosophy and law. In addition, papers will focus on case studies, including Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Columbia, Tunisia, South Africa, Rwanda, Taiwan, Algeria and former Yugoslavia. The colloquium will also feature the Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer.

Speakers: Carrol Clarkson, Anissa Daoudi, Salah Degani, Lin Chi-Ming,  Mohsen ElKhouni, Jesus Isquierdo, Annick Louis, Manuel Loff, Brendon Nicholls, Annalen Micus, Daniel Mosquera, Christian Axboe Nielsen, Sonia Zlitni-Fitouri, Agnes Delage, Mohamend-Salah Omri, Philppe Roussin,  and an interview with Zakaria Tamer

Conveners: A. Delage (AIX Marseille), M.S. Omri (St John's College), and P. Roussin (NCRS Paris)

The colloquium is coordinated by Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri, Tutorial Fellow for Oriental Studies at St John’s.

The programme for this event can be found here


Comparative Criticism and Translation

Contact name: Dr Eleni Philippou
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Audience: Open to all