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GRMN0411

Holocaust in Film/ Art / Lit

Representing the Unthinkable: The Holocaust in Art and Literature
Since the end of World War II, historians, social scientists, and psychologists have tried to find reasons and explanations for the Holocaust in Germany. Yet these accounts cannot fully satisfy our quest for understanding. Can art and literature illuminate those dimensions left unanswered by historical and psychological approaches? This course presents an overview of Holocaust representations in art and literature. Examining paintings and films, and reading survivors' testimonies, novels, poetry, and even comics, we address the following questions: How can art and literature represent the Holocaust? How can words express Auschwitz? Can the Holocaust be represented at all? 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
GRMN0325

Sections

Fall 2010

GRMN0411A-F10 Seminar (Eppelsheimer)