Genocide in Literature and Art: Evoking Witness and
Please join us for iROC’s first-ever MONDAY NOONTIME SESSION on
October 26th, when Jane Gangi, Division of Education, will present
Genocide in Literature and Art: Evoking Witness and Denial.
This date has been added to the iROC schedule in order to offer
our seminars on a day other than Thursday. Monday at noon was
selected based on the time preference survey we conducted last
fall. We hope you find it convenient!
Genocide, the killing of large numbers of people part of the
same ethic group, has been present in a number of cultures. This
presentation will look at the ways literature and art can both bear
witness to genocide as well as contribute to denial of genocide.
The focus will be mostly on the post-Holocaust genocides of
Cambodia, Guatemala, Iraq, Bosnia, Srebrenica, Kosovo, and
Jane M. Gangi is Associate Professor of Education in the MSMC
Division of Education. She is a member of the Mount’s Collaborative
for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL). Her research areas are
arts-based literacy and multicultural literature. CELL recently
completed a project for Student Achievement Partners to make
Appendix B of the Common Core more inclusive of multicultural
literature. Routledge will publish her third book, Genocide in
Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to
Darfur, in December.
Genocide in Literature and Art: Evoking Witness and Denial will
take place in the Library Café in the Dominican Center at MSMC on
MONDAY, October 26th at 12:00 p.m. Bring your lunch or pick up
something at the DC Smart Market. Light refreshments will be
served. We hope to see you there!
For more information about this or any of the iROC
presentations, or to volunteer as an iROC speaker, please contact
Dr. Doug Robinson, Assistant Professor of Biology and coordinator
of the iROC program, at 845-569-3648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Barbara Petruzzelli, Director of the Library, 845-569-3601, email@example.com.