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HISB Public Humanities Fellows Lecture: Alena Sauzade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm, 1008 Humanities ( rescheduled from Sept. 22)

Beyond ‘Reflecting Absence,’Long Island Communities and the Commemoration of 9/11 

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In this talk, Sauzade will chronicle the history 9/11 memorials around Long Island, focusing on how their shared formal characteristics and reoccurring visual and symbolic elements present a collective memory of the attacks that challenges the representation of psychological trauma presented by New York City’s national memorial, “Reflecting Absence.” 

Alena Sauzade was a 2014–15 HISB public humanities fellow. She is a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University specializing in public art and commemoration. Her dissertation, Witnesses to Terror: Nationhood and Trauma in Memorials to Victims of Terrorism, focuses on memorials to victims of the September 11th, 2001 attacks in the United States and abroad.



Eisenhower Park 9/11 Memorial

9/11 Memorial, Eisenhower Park, E. Meadow, New York