Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film

Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film

by Robert Eaglestone
     
 

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In recent years, the proliferation of courses on the representation of the Holocaust in literature and film has confronted lecturers and students alike with some challenging and troubling questions. Is there a 'canon' of Holocaust representations? Are the conventional resources of literary and cinematic study adequate to dealing with the Holocaust, or does this…  See more details below

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In recent years, the proliferation of courses on the representation of the Holocaust in literature and film has confronted lecturers and students alike with some challenging and troubling questions. Is there a 'canon' of Holocaust representations? Are the conventional resources of literary and cinematic study adequate to dealing with the Holocaust, or does this disturbing subject demand alternative pedagogic strategies? What is the role of ethics in the classroom encounter with the Holocaust? How is the diversity of relevant disciplinary perspectives bearing on Holocaust representations - from history and sociology to media studies and philosophical aesthetics - to be managed within the confines of a conventional degree programme? In this innovative and authoritative book, Holocaust scholars and teachers from the UK and US address these and other questions in a wide-ranging collection of specially commissioned essays, drawing on a wealth of practical experience in teaching Holocaust literature and film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230019362
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
Teaching the New English Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.61(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

GWYNETH BODGER Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of
Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, UK
TIM COLE Senior Lecturer in Social History at the University of Bristol, UK
RACHEL FALCONER Reader in English Literature in the School of English at the University of Sheffield, UK
NICOLA KING Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, UK
ANTONY ROWLAND Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Salford, UK
LIBBY SAXTON Lecturer in French and Film Studies in the School of Languages,Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London, UK
R. CLIFTON SPARGO Fiction writer and critic, and Associate Professor of English at Marquette University, USA
URSULA TIDD Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Manchester, UK
SUE VICE Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK
ANNE WHITEHEAD Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Theory in the School of English at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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