Threading Ubu and the Truth Commission through Walter Benjamin’s distinction between mythic and divine violence, and his intriguing interest in the aura of Micky Mousing that enveloped the rise of European fascism, Professor Lalu asks whether a mode of theatrical politics specific to Ubu and the Truth Commission may help us to reconceptualise the idea of reconciliation in South Africa.To what extent does Ubu and the Truth Commission transcend weak concepts of love that issue from the TRC while paving the way for conceptions of reconciliation adequate to the promise of post-apartheid freedom?
Date: Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Time: 12h15 – 13h45
Venue: Historical Trauma and Transformation Seminar Room 0010, GG Cillié Education Building Entrance at the back and side of the building (not main entrance)
Address: Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch
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