Author Archives: Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

About Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Associate professor of English at Babson College. Her book Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights (New Brunswick, N.J., 2007) explores the ethics of representing human rights violations in twentieth-century literature and film with special attention to theories of distanced witnessing and questions of gender and narrative form. She is editor of a special issue of Peace Review (spring 2008) on film, literature, and human rights, and co-editor, with Alexandra Schultheis Moore, of Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (London, 2011).

Old Questions in New Boxes: Mia Kirshner’s I LIVE HERE and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing

The authors provide a close analysis of contemoprary Canadian actress Mia Kirshner's I Live Here project and how it moves ambiguously between building alliances for progressive humanitarianism while also silencing its objects of attention and inserting them in familiar tropes in an era of transnational witnessing.