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Spring 2018-2019
* ECS 391 / COM 391 / JDS 391 (LA)   na, npdf

Holocaust Testimony

Thomas A. Trezise

This course focuses on major issues raised by but also extending beyond Holocaust survivor testimony, including genres of witnessing, the communication of trauma, the ethical implications of artistic representation, conflicts between history and memory, the fate of individuality in collective upheaval, the condition of survival itself, and the crucial role played by reception in enabling and transmitting survivors' speech.

Sample reading list:
Charlotte Delbo, Auschwitz and After
Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved
Jorge Semprun, Literature or Life
Claude Lanzmann, Shoah
Art Spiegelman, Maus
Imre Kertesz, Fatelessness

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-150 pages reading or 2-3 hours viewing per week; written responses to weekly material; one 20-min class presentation; one paper 5-7pp., one paper 8-10pp.

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 60%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
At least one 200-level literature course is strongly recommended..

Reserved Seats:
ECS Certificate Students Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40907 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:9 Limit:20