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GRMN0310

Holocaust in Literature

Representing the Unthinkable: The Holocaust in Literature (in English)
Can the Holocaust be described in words? Can images represent the horrors of Auschwitz? In this seminar we will explore the literary and artistic representations of the Shoah, their mechanisms, tensions, and challenges. We will approach the issues of Holocaust representations by considering a significant array of texts that span genres, national literatures, time, narrative and poetic styles, and historical situations. Readings will include theoretical texts on witnessing, memory, post-memory, and trauma by authors such as Sherman Alexie, Jean Amery, Hannah Arendt, Ilan Avisar, Tadeusz Borowski, Paul Celan, Chaim Kaplan, Ruth Kluger, Primo Levi, Bernhard Schlink, Art Spiegelman, Peter Weiss, and Eli Wiesel. 3hrs. sem.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT0310

Sections

Spring 2012

GRMN0310A-S12 Lecture (Russi)

Spring 2010

GRMN0310A-S10 Lecture (Feiereisen)
GRMN0310B-S10 Lecture (Feiereisen)

Fall 2007

GRMN0310A-F07 Lecture (Feiereisen)

Fall 2006

GRMN0310A-F06 Lecture

Fall 2005

GRMN0310A-F05 Lecture (Stimmel)

Fall 2004

GRMN0310A-F04 Lecture (Stimmel)

Fall 2003

GRMN0310A-F03 Lecture (Southern)