Event Title

Re-Transforming Identity: Testimonial Literature by Jewish Argentine Survivors of Argentina's Dirty War

Presenter Information

Maya Matalon

Location

Science Center, A154

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 3:45 PM

Abstract

This project explores how survivors of the Dirty War in Argentina attempt to reconcile their identities as Jews and Argentinians after being denied their identity. Based on the analysis of three testimonies by Argentinian Jews, including Prisoner Without a Name, Cell without a Number, by Jacobo Timerman; A Single Numberless Death by Nora Strejilevich; and The Little School by Alicia Partnoy, I suggest that the authors employ testimony literature as a means to reconstruct their identities.

Notes

Session II, Panel 1: The Echoes of Violence: Trauma, Testimony, and Identity in the Aftermath of War
Moderator: Steven Volk, Professor of History and Latin American Studies

Major

Hispanic Studies; Psychology

Advisor(s)

Ana Cara, Hispanic Studies
Nancy Darling, Psychology

Project Mentor(s)

Ana Cara, Hispanic Studies

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Re-Transforming Identity: Testimonial Literature by Jewish Argentine Survivors of Argentina's Dirty War

Science Center, A154

This project explores how survivors of the Dirty War in Argentina attempt to reconcile their identities as Jews and Argentinians after being denied their identity. Based on the analysis of three testimonies by Argentinian Jews, including Prisoner Without a Name, Cell without a Number, by Jacobo Timerman; A Single Numberless Death by Nora Strejilevich; and The Little School by Alicia Partnoy, I suggest that the authors employ testimony literature as a means to reconstruct their identities.