Past Event

Professor Amit Pinchevski "Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma"

February 24, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 754

In his talk based on his book Transmitted Wounds (2019), Pinchevski, who teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will explore trauma and media from the perspective of various transmission technologies such as radio, videotestimony, television, and the internet. He asks to what extent technological mediation of trauma is constitutive of the traumatic condition itself. What he describes as the traumatic potential of media raises a whole new set of questions to the field of memory studies as a whole.

Contact Information

Pamela Rodman
212 854 6424