After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture by R. Clifton Spargo | 9780813548159 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture

After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture

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After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature.

As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersù

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After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature.

As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an imaginative distance from the Nazi genocideùarticulate the shadowy borderline between fact and fiction, between event and expression, and between the condition of life endured in atrocity and the hope of a meaningful existence. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? moves beyond the suspicion of representation and explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts.

Editorial Reviews

Irene Kacandes
"Bringing together some of the best known thinkers in the field of Holocaust literary studies, this volume will quickly become required reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of the Shoah."
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
"A provocative and engaging volume."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813548159
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/11/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
444 KB

Meet the Author


R. Clifton Spargo is an associate professor of English at Marquette University. He is the author of Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust, and the Unjust Death and The Ethics of Mourning: Grief and Responsibility in Elegiac Literature.

Robert M. Ehrenreich is the director of the university programs division of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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