The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art from the Holocaust to 9/11 – Public Opening Keynote Address by James Young

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Date(s) - 19/09/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Caulfield Campus, H116, Monash University


Cover for Stages of MemoryThe Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art from the Holocaust to 9/11

Professor James Young
2016 Dr Jan Randa Visiting Scholar 

Monday 19 September, 7.30-9pm
Venue: H116 – Ground Floor, H Building
Monash Caulfield Campus

This public lecture is also the Opening Keynote Address of the 2016 Aftermath Conference – which is predominantly a closed academic workshop.

In this vividly illustrated slide-lecture, 9/11 Memorial juror James Young reflects personally and professionally on his role in highly public memorial debates and processes at Ground Zero in New York City, in Berlin as jury-member for Germany’s national Memorial to Europe’s Murdered Jews, and in Norway as advisor for its national July 22nd Memorial. 

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James Young Hi-res (1)James E. Young is Distinguished University Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he has taught since 1988, and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.  He has also taught at New York University as a Dorot Professor of English and Hebrew/Judaic Studies (1984-88), at Bryn Mawr College in the History of Religion, and at the University of Washington, Harvard University, and Princeton University as a visiting professor.  

Professor Young is the author of Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (1988), The Texture of Memory (Yale University Press, 1993), which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1994, At Memory’s Edge:  After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture (Yale University Press, 2000), and The Stages of Memory:  Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016).  He was also the Guest Curator of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York City, entitled “The Art of Memory:  Holocaust Memorials in History” (March – August 1994, with venues in Berlin and Munich, September 1994 – June 1995) and was the editor of The Art of Memory (Prestel Verlag, 1994), the exhibition catalogue for this show.