Middlebury

CMLT 0310

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 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:
Comparative Literature
Department:
Comparative Literature
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:
GRMN 0310 *

Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021

CMLT0310A-S21 Seminar (Eppelsheimer)
CMLT0310X-S21 Discussion (Eppelsheimer)
CMLT0310Y-S21 Discussion (Eppelsheimer)
CMLT0310Z-S21 Discussion (Eppelsheimer)