- Helena Rubinstein Auditorium (Museum)
- 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Summer Research Workshop - Literary Responses to Genocide in the Post-Holocaust Era
This workshop examines the impact of Holocaust narratives on literary representations of mass atrocity and genocide produced in its aftermath. Participants will analyze the phenomenon of witnessing, issues of memory and representation, and aesthetics of violence in diverse contexts in order to establish a comparative framework for literature that responds to genocide and state-sponsored violence. Participants will focus on both new readings of literature about the Holocaust and its aftermath, and the relation of the Holocaust to other significant events, including Apartheid in South Africa, the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, dictatorship in Argentina, and post-Holocaust readings of the systematic violence of American plantation slavery.
Danielle Christmas, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC
James Hicks, Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Brett A. Kaplan, Associate Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Laura S. Levitt, Professor, Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Washington University in St. Louis, MO (Workshop coordinator)
Alicia Partnoy, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Monica Popescu, Associate Professor, Department of English, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Brad Prager, Associate Professor, Department of German and Russian Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Gary Weissman, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Cincinnati, OH
Stephenie A. Young, Associate Professor, Department of English, Salem State University, MA (Workshop coordinator)
Reservations are requested. RSVP online at ushmm.org/events/literature-workshop.