Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust--in German? -- German Studies
Association Conference 2007, San Diego, CA, 10/4-10/7/07
Alan Rosen has contrasted the centrality of English to teaching of the
Holocaust in the US with the English language's marginality to the events.
Many German programs include either entire courses or sequences in courses
that present Holocaust literature in the original language. This panel focuses
on the pedagogical concerns and ethical implications of teaching the
representation of the Holocaust in the perpetrators' language.
How do we address memory, trauma, testimony, survival and--in the same
course--reflect on guilt, punishment, redemption, the power of language, and
the issues raised by many instructors' German background? Papers should
address these and related issues, focusing less on specific examples of
particular courses/practices but rather reflecting on the broader implications
for our profession.
Please send one-page abstracts, a short CV with full contact information, and
audio-visual requirements to:
Astrid Klocke ([log in to unmask])
by January 31, 2007.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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