Exploring-Womens-TestimonyAssistant Professor of French Audrey Brunetaux is organizing, along with Professor Robert Katz of the University of Maine at Augusta, the conference Exploring Women’s Testimony: Genocide, War, Revolution, the Holocaust, and Human Rights to be held Oct. 8-10, 2014, on the campuses of Colby and the University of Maine at Augusta.

The conference will examine gendered issues in relation to human rights abuses while exploring the works of memory and survival through women’s testimony. Presenters will share their perspectives on those issues and analyze a variety of narratives through the lens of contemporary literature, art, film, and new media. Scholars, artists, and social activists will initiate conversation about Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Egypt, England, France, Rwanda, Uganda, and the United States.

The conference is sponsored by Colby, the University of Maine at Augusta, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

Events, all open to the general public, include:

  • A public screening of the film Were the House Still Standing
  • A reading of the award-winning play Deported/A Dream Story
  • Voices from Rwanda and Uganda
  • Holocaust Testimonies: Screening the Pain and Digital Circulation

For more information, including a full program and schedule of events, visit the conference webpage.