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Persistent legacy : the Holocaust and German studies / edited by Erin McGlothlin and Jennifer M. Kapczynski.

  • Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2016.
  • ©2016
vi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Dialogue and disjunction. [More in this series]
  • Dialogue and disjunction : studies in Jewish German literature, culture, and thought
Summary note:
"In studies of Holocaust representation and memory, scholars of literature and culture traditionally have focused on particular national contexts. At the same time, recent work has brought the Holocaust into the arena of the transnational, leading to a crossroads between localized and global understandings of Holocaust memory. Further complicating the issue are generational shifts that occur with the passage of time, and which render memory and representations of the Holocaust ever more mediated, commodified, and departicularized. Nowhere is the inquiry into Holocaust memory more fraught or potentially more productive than in German Studies, where scholars have struggled to address German guilt and responsibility while doing justice to the global impact of the Holocaust, and are increasingly facing the challenge of engaging with the broader, interdisciplinary, transnational field. Persistent Legacy connects the present, critical scholarly moment with this long disciplinary tradition, probing the relationship between German Studies and Holocaust Studies today. Fifteen prominent scholars explore how German Studies engages with Holocaust memory and representation, pursuing critical questions concerning the borders between the two fields and how they are impacted by emerging scholarly methods, new areas of inquiry, and the changing place of Holocaust memory in contemporary Germany."-- Provided by publisher
Proceedings of a symposium.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Jennifer M. Kapczynski and Erin McGlothlin -- Part I. Abiding challenges -- Never over, over and over / Jennifer M. Kapczynski -- The voice of the perpetrator, the voices of the survivors / Erin McGlothlin -- Part II. The Holocaust in German Studies in the North American and the German contexts -- Teaching Holocaust memories as part of "Germanistik" / Stephan Braese -- "Aber das ist alles Vergangenheitsbewältigung": German Studies' "Holocaust Bubble" and its literary aftermath / William Collins Donahue -- Part III. Disentangling "German," "Jewish," and "Holocaust" memory -- Epistemology of the hyphen: German-Jewish-Holocaust studies / Leslie Morris -- Writing before the Shoah, and reading after: Charlotte Salomon's Life? or theater? and its reception / Liliane Weissberg -- The power of paratext: Jewish authorship and testimonial authority in Benjamin Stein's Die Leinwand / Katja Garloff -- Part IV. Descendant narratives of survival and perpetration -- Identifying with the victims in the land of the perpetrators: Iris Hanika's Das Eigentliche and Kevin Vennemann's Nahe Jedenew / Sven Kramer -- Laying claim to painful truths in survivor- and perpetrator-family memoirs / Irene Kacandes -- Pinpointing evil: Nazi family photographs, remediated / Brad Prager -- Felix Moeller's Harlan: Im Schatten von Jud Süss as family drama / David Bathrick -- Part V. Remediated icons of memory -- Goebbels's fear and legacy: Babelsberg and its Berlin street as cinematic memory place / Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann -- Hitler in the age of irony: Timur Vermes's Er ist wieder da / Michael D. Richardson -- Part VI. Holocaust memory in post-Holocaust traumas -- Remembering genocide in the digital age: the afterlife of the Holocaust in Rwanda / Karen Remmler -- The memory work of William Kentridge's Shadow Processions and his drawings for projection / Andreas Huyssen.
Conference papers and proceedings.
  • 9781571139610 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1571139613 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
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