January 31, Justyna Wierzchowska, “Addressing History Through Lived Experience”

Welcome to the first Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop of Spring 2020.

NYU Center for European & Mediterranean Studies

Friday, January 31

Justyna Wierzchowska, PhD
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Associate Professor, NYU, 2019–2020;
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

“Addressing History Through Lived Experience: Healing Transgenerational Trauma in Joanna Rajkowska’s Born in Berlin and A Letter to Rosa

53 Washington Square South,
3rd Floor East,
4:30–6 p.m.

Justyna W. use this picJustyna Wierzchowska holds MA degrees in American Studies and Philosophy, and a PhD in American Studies. She combines psychoanalysis, affect theory, and motherhood studies to explore the relational and affective dimensions of subjectivity that are manifested in contemporary European and American visual art and popular culture. She is the author of The Absolute and the Cold War: Discourses of Abstract Expressionism (2011), as well as co-editor of In Other Words: Dialogizing Postcoloniality, Race, and Ethnicity (2012) and of the special issue On Uses of Black Camp (2017). She is now researching the manifestations of the mothering function in contemporary visual art and the significance of the primary bond on the formation of the self. She teaches courses in philosophy, American art history, art theory, feminist art, and cultural studies. She translates into Polish American modern fiction and art-related books.

All are welcome, but you must RSVP Nanette Funk or Sonia Jaffe Robbins
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor East
4:30–6 p.m.
For details on the talk and and on the workshop series, see our blog:

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