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HRI Lunchtime Seminar, Nicole Coleman

Monday, March 30, 2015
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

Join us for a Lunchtime Seminar on "A Literary Right to Difference? Human Rights and Justice in Nicol Ljubic's The Stillness of the Sea" with Nicole Coleman

Monday, March 30th, 2015 12:30-2:00 pm Dodd Center 162 Admission is FREE *Lunch will be provided by the Human Rights Institute "The talk considers interculturality and human rights in connection with literature, and applies this theoretical approach in the analysis of Nicol Ljubic's novel The Stillness of the Sea. Set at the ICTY, the novel negotiates difference between ethnic groups but also on a personal level between the narrator and his girlfriend whose father is on trial for genocide. I argue that the novel, thereby, establishes a "right to be different" as the foundation for human rights." Nicole Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate in German Studies here at UConn. Currently, she is completing her dissertation, titled "Horizons of Difference: Polyphonous, intercultural literature in Germany." Nicole defines interculturality as the intra-textual encounter with alienness. Examining different forms of alienness, Nicole connects the lack of interculturality to violations of human rights.

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