CSSD Director presents keynote address at Norwalk Community College

On Wednesday, April 3, Center for the Study of Social Difference Director and William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Marianne Hirsch will give the keynote address at the 22nd annual Academic Festival at Norwalk Community College.

This year’s conference theme is Postmemory: Hidden Trauma, Healing Narratives, a topic very familiar to Professor Hirsch whose work combines feminist theory with memory studies, particularly the transmission of memories of violence across generations. Professor Hirsch’s keynote lecture, "Postmemory for the Future," will be presented at 10am in the East Campus PepsiCo Theater at Norwalk Community College.

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Marianne Hirsch is a co-director of the Women Mobilizing Memory working group, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and a Professor in the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former President of the Modern Language Association of America.