Middlebury

GRMN 0310

Literary Responses-Holocaust

Literary Responses to the Holocaust (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 and its legacies, 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 texts on witnessing, memory, post-memory, and trauma by authors such as Bernhard Schlink, Art Spiegelman, Hans J. Massaquoi, Primo Levi, Ruth Kl├╝ger, Nora Krug, Paul Celan, Sherman Alexie, and Hannah Arendt. 3hrs. sem.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT 0310

Sections in Spring 2010, School Abroad Germany (Mainz)

Spring 2010

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