Absolute Apology, Absolute Forgiveness

February 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
John J. Conklin Theatre, Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall 3rd Floor, Taché Hall
162 Dafoe Rd W
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B3

The Department of English, Film, and Theatre presents
The 2017 Sidney Warhaft Memorial Lecture

Absolute Apology, Absolute Forgiveness

University of Manitoba Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

Richard L. Fisher Professor of English
University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
John J. Conklin Theatre
Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
3rd Floor, Taché Hall
162 Dafoe Road
Reception to follow

This event is free and all members of the
University and community are welcome.

This presentation comes from my forthcoming book, “Reparations and the Human,” which investigates the problem of reparations and human rights in Asia during the Cold War. Following the devastating violence of World War II, an emerging discourse of reparations and human rights sought to articulate new precepts against state harm of individuals. Traditionally, reparations could be claimed by one state from another as compensation for the “costs of war.” For the first time, however, the idea of reparations was extended to encompass individual and group claims for redress for state-sponsored violence in the name of human rights and in the interests of protecting the sanctity of human life.

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