Talk: "The Rwandan Genocide and 'Macabresque'"
June 16, 2021
Featuring Edward Weisband, Edward S. Diggs Endowed Professorial Chair in the Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Virginia Tech
Nearly 30 years since the mass atrocities that ruptured Rwandan society, questions remain about the performativity of perpetrators’ violations and what survivors are left with, culturally and personally. Join Professor Edward Weisband, the author of The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity, and Enemy-Making (Oxford University Press, 2018), before the performance of The Book of Life for a reflection on the question of how life must be lived in the presence of absence.