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Literature, Democracy and Transitional Justice

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 18:00 to Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 13:30
St John's College, Oxford

The colloquium, “Literature, democracy and transitional justice” was coordinated by Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri, Tutorial Fellow for Oriental Studies at St John’s. It took place on 18, 19 and 20 March 2018, bringing together participants from over a dozen countries who addressed specific situations of transitional justice across the globe. The event sought to open dialogue between scholars working on authoritarian systems and democratic transitions in the fields of literary studies, history, philosophy and law. In addition, papers focused on case studies, including Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Columbia, Tunisia, South Africa, Rwanda, Taiwan, Algeria and former Yugoslavia. The colloquium also featured the Syrian writer Zakaria Tamer.


Speakers: Carrol Clarkson, Anissa Daoudi, Salah Degani, Lin Chi-Ming,  Mohsen ElKhouni, Jesus Isquierdo, Annick Louis, Manuel Loff, Brendon Nicholls, Annalen Micus, Daniel Mosquera, Christian Axboe Nielsen, Sonia Zlitni-Fitouri, Agnes Delage, Mohamend-Salah Omri, Philppe Roussin,  and an interview with Zakaria Tamer


Please see the attached programme of the colloquium.


Conveners: A. Delage (AIX Marseille), M.S. Omri ( St John's College), and P. Roussin ( NCRS Paris)