Spielberg's Holocaust: Critical Perspectives on Schindler's List

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"This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument."
—Holocaust and Genocide Studies

"An excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels."
—Choice

"This collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ...

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Overview

"This anthology of essays on Steven Spielberg's 1993 film is a solid achievement. It is a repository of considerable critical insight and frequently passionate argument."
—Holocaust and Genocide Studies

"An excellent collection; highly recommended for general readers and students at all levels."
—Choice

"This collection of essays opens further the debate on how to represent the Holocaust as Holocaust representation and memory move into ever-greater areas of daily American and Jewish American culture."
—Tikkun

'Schindler’s List not only afforded director Steven Spielberg a cinematic vehicle loaded with Hollywood-hardware to create his master narrative about the
Holocaust, the film also invited a renewed scholarly and intellectual discussion about racism,
"historical voyeurism" and the "limits of representation." This thought-provoking critical anthology tackles these issues and many others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253210982
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Yosefa Loshitzky, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the author of The Radical Faces of Godard and
Bertolucci.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of
Contributors
Introduction

1. Every Once in a While: Schindler’s
List and the Shaping of History Barbie Zelizer
2. Spielberg’s Oskar: Hollywood Tries
Evil Omer Bartov
3. The Cinema Animal Geoffrey Hartman
4. Schindler’s List is not Shoah: Second Commandment, Popular Modernism and Public
Memory Miriam
Hansen
5. Holocaust Others: Spielberg’s Schindler’s List versus
Lanzmann’s Shoah Yosefa
Loshitzky
6. But is it Good for the Jews?
Spielberg’s Schindler and the Aesthetics of Atrocity Sara R.
Horowitz
7.
The Image Lingers: The Feminization of the Jew in Schindler’s List Judith E.
Doneson
8. Schindler’s Discourse: America Discusses the Holocaust and its Mediation,
from NBC’s
Miniseries to Spielberg’s Film Jeffrey A. Shandler
9. The
Tale of the Good German: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of Schindler’s List

Liliane Weissberg
10. The Great Taboo Broken: Reflections on the Israeli Reception of
Schindler’s List
Haim Bresheeth
11. Between Obsession and Amnesia:
Reflections on the French Reception of Schindler’s
List Natasha Lehrer
12.
The Uncertain Certainty of Schindler’s List Bryan Cheyette

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