Human Rights Lecture: "The Implicated Subject: Rethinking Political Responsibility" Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 – 8:30pm
Human Rights Lecture: "The Implicated Subject: Rethinking Political Responsibility"
Campus Location:Manetti Shrem Museum
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Human Rights Studies Program
Sponsored by:Human Rights Studies Program, UC Davis Humanities Institute, Manetti Shrem Museum

This is the first of this year's UC Davis Human Rights Lectures.

Speaker: Michael Rothberg

Michael Rothberg is the 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies and professor of English and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Arguing that the familiar categories of victim, perpetrator, and bystander do not adequately account for our connection to injustices past and present, Rothberg offers a new theory of political responsibility through the figure of the implicated subject. Drawing on his forthcoming book, The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators (Stanford UP, 2019), Rothberg will discuss examples of implication taken from different national contexts and from different social realms, including art and activism.

A post-lecture discussion will be led by Jaimey Fisher, director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute and professor of German and cinema and digital media at UC Davis.

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