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Witnessing the disaster : essays on representation and the Holocaust

Author: Michael F Bernard-Donals; Richard R Glejzer; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays ask how those who survived the Holocaust can make clear what happened? They move past the idea that the Holocaust defies representation. They consider the ethical imperatives of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witnessing the disaster.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)647041132
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Bernard-Donals; Richard R Glejzer; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0299183602 9780299183608 0299183645 9780299183646
OCLC Number: 50090063
Description: vi, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Representations of the Holocaust and the end of memory / Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer --
I. The epistemology of witness --
The Holocaust as vicarious past : Art Spiegelman's Maus and the afterimages of history / James E. Young --
"The language of dollars" : Multilingualism and the claims of English in Hasidic tales of the Holocaust / Alan Rosen --
A pedagogy of trauma (or a crisis of cynicism) : Teaching, writing, and the Holocaust / Janet Alsup --
The "erotics of Auschwitz" : Coming of age in The painted bird and Sophie's choice / Sharon Oster --
Maus and the epistemology of witness / Richard Glejzer --
II. Memory, authenticity, and the "Jewish question" --
Promiscuous reading : The problem of identification and Anne Frank's Diary / Susan David Bernstein --
Humboldt's gift and Jewish American self-fashioning "after Auschwitz" / Elizabeth Jane Bellamy --
Mormon literature and the irreducible other : Writing the unspeakable in Holocaust literature / Reinhold Hill --
Beyond the question of authenticity : Witness and testimony in the Fragments controversy / Michael Bernard-Donals --
III. Ethical imperative --
Maurice Blanchot : Fighting spirit / Geoffrey Hartman --
Shoah and the origins of teaching / David Metzger --
Teaching (after) Auschwitz : Pedagogy between redemption and sublimity / Michael Bernard-Donls and Richard Glejzer --
Approaching limit events : siting Agamben / Dominick LaCapra.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bernard-Donals and Richard Glejzer.
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