Perpetrator Studies Network


Workshop 3 Program and Readings

Thursday, November 10

14.00 Welcome and Introductions

15.00-18.00 Session 1: Aesthetics and Politics
Stephanie Bird (University College London)
Julie Buckner Armstrong (University of South Florida St. Petersburg)
Eva Mona Altmann (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Eudora Welty, “Where Is the Voice Coming From?”
Koritha Mitchell, “Love in Action: Noting Similarities between Lynching Then and Anti-LGBT Violence Now”
Rebecca Jinks, “Responding to Genocide: Attitudes and Platitudes”
Peter E. Gordon, “The Authoritarian Personality Revisited: Reading Adorno in the Age of Trump”
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19.00 Dinner

Friday, November 11

9.30-12.30 Session 2: Ethics and Pedagogy
Maria Ecker Angerer (
Jonathan Even-Zohar (Euroclio)
Rick Hoefsloot (Euroclio)
Dea Marić (Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes and University of Zagreb)

Samuel Totten, Teaching about Genocide: Issues, Approaches, and Resources, Ch. 2+7
Michael Rothberg, “Pedadogy and the Politics of Memory: ’The Countermonument Project’”
Waitman Wade Beorn, “Perpetrators, Presidents, and Profiteers: Teaching Genocide
Prevention and Response through Classroom Simulation”

12.30- 14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Session 3: Politics and Law
Eva Willems (Ghent University)
Iva Vukušić (Utrecht University)
Gideon Chitanga (Rhodes University, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Nick Warmuth (Central European University, Budapest)

Iva Vukušić, “The Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”
Jelena Subotić, “The Cruelty of False Remorse: Biljana Plavšić at The Hague”
Mirjan Damaska, “What Is the Point of International Criminal Justice?”

17.00- 19.00 Film (TBA) and Discussion

19.30 Dinner

Saturday, November 12

10.00-13.00 Session 4: Aesthetics, Politics, and Trauma
Maren Lytje (University College Northern Jutland and Aalborg University)
Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Susanne Knittel (Utrecht University)

J. M. Coetzee, “The Philosophers and the Animals”
Rachel Hughes, “The Abject Artefacts of Memory: Photographs from Cambodia’s Genocide”
Saira Mohamed, “Of Monsters and Men: Perpetrator Trauma and Mass Atrocity”
Erin McGlothlin, “Empathetic Identification and the Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction: A Proposed Taxonomy of Response”.

13.00-14.30 Lunch and Concluding Discussion

Workshop Participants, Bios and Abstracts:

Teaching about Perpetrators 3 Program & Abstracts


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