With Sarah Gensburger (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris), Lydie Moudiléno (USC), and Kirk Savage (University of Pittsburgh). Moderated by Anne Hollmuller (NYU).
Sarah Genburger is a Senior Researcher in Social Sciences at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Her research interests explore public policies of memory. She is the author of several books including the forthcoming Beyond Memory. Can we really learn from the past? (2020 and 2017); Memory on my doorstep. Chronicles of the Bataclan Neighborhood, National Policy, Global Memory (2019 and 2016); The Commemoration of the Righteous among the Nations from Jerusalem to Paris (2016 and 2010).
Anne Hollmuller is a doctoral student in History and French Studies at NYU. Her dissertation examines how French cultural institutions revisit the colonial legacy.
Lydie Moudiléno is Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Professor of French and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her research examines African, Caribbean and French fiction from a literary, cultural studies, postcolonial theory and critical race theory perspective, with a focus on the Francophone Global South and Black France. Her two most recent publications offer new interventions in French cultural studies: Mythologies postcoloniales: Décoloniser le quotidien (2018), and Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Signs and Symbols in Modern France (forthcoming 2020).
Kirk Savage is William S. Dietrich II Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. He specializes in the art of the United States, public art and memory studies. He is the author of several books, including Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (2009), and Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America (1997; 2nd edition 2018).
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of History and Institute of French Studies