Memory and Morals in Transnational Constellations

Dr. Katrin Antweiler (RTG Contradiction Studies) & Dr. Thomas van de Putte (King’s College London)

01/16/2024 2:30 pm 4:00 pm

U Bremen GRA 2 0030 & online

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limits

“Resistance is a democratic right, sometimes a duty. With literature we can find models for this right and think about its limits.”

Gisela Febel
Afterlife of colonialism

“Contradiction comes in many different forms. None is so debilitating than when the coloniser transitions, textually not politically, to decoloniality without taking the responsibility for the afterlife of colonialism, which they continue to benefit from. Self-examination and self-interrogation of the relations of coloniality, a necessity, seem nearly impossible for the coloniser who continues to act as beneficiary, masked in the new-found language of White fragility, devoid of an ethical responsibility of the very system of White domination they claim to be against.” (Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Flesh)

Rozena Maart
driver

“Contradictions are an important driver of scientific practice and knowledge.”

Norman Sieroka
space

“According to Niklas Luhmann, space is a ‘special facility to negate contradictions’”.

Julia Lossau
relational

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke