Eternally victims: traumatic memory, representations and history narratives among war-rape survivors

Public lecture by Nena Močnik, University of Ljubljana.

This lecture will address different dimensions, symbolic and cognitive practices and physical demonstrations of sexual violence and rape crimes used in war-thorn Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1990s.

A special focus will be given to the long-term traumatic legacy among survivors and to critical approaches toward mainstream narratives that have created and have been successfully preserving images of vulnerable, powerless and sexually dead individuals.

The lecture will be accompanied by visual materials and examples from Dr Močnik’s experiences, obtained during long-term field research among survivors of war rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

Nena Močnik is a researcher at Center for Cultural and Religious Studies at University of Ljubljana. She holds a Phd in Balkans Studies, with the focus on sexuality in political violence. As an engaged researcher, activist and performance artist, she is interested in critical theory, human rights, cultures of conflict, social oppression and sexualities.

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