115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Visibility of Terrorism

Session Chair: 
Monica LaBriola, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 227


  1. Christine Weidner, University of California, Santa Barbara
         Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se, appears to most critics as a “picture perfect ode to love.” Yet the film reveals more than the vicissitudes of desire once the role of the female protagonist’s childhood trauma, the force driving her to complete her mission as a suicide bomber, moves from the footnotes of such critical analyses to the forefront. This paper explores the relationship of personal and political histories as staged in the film’s exploration of terror, trauma and the role of dismembering in remembering.
  2. Irina Vasilyeva Meier, University of New Mexico
    The 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis, also known as the Nord-Ost Siege, functions as performance of the absurd within a theater as a physical place because it expands the notion of the audience to both victims and decision-makers as well as general Russian public and changes the spectators’ relationship to the stage, while reinforcing the structured and codified system of the theatrical space.
  3. Alan Rosenfeld, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
    Focusing on the urban guerrilla movement of the late-20th Century, this project explores the tensions that exist in the operational viability of terrorism. One of the great contradictions of terrorist operations is that the execution of attacks intended to maximize publicity are predicated on the inconspicuousness of those involved.
Session Cancelled: