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>>THE HOLOCAUST AS SCREEN MEMORY.
>>Proposals/contributions are invited for a collection of original essays
>>exploring the claim that the Holocaust has served as a screen memory for
>>other histories, anxieties, and concerns. For example, some scholars in the
>>United States have suggested that the Holocaust may serve as a screen memory
>>for events "closer to home" than the Nazi genocide of the European
>>Jews-particularly the genocide of Native Americans and the perpetration of
>>American slavery and segregation. Others have identified the Holocaust as a
>>symbol for vanishing American Jewish identity and community. Still others
>>link interest in the Holocaust to fears concerning the disappearance of
>>historical memory, the dominance of visual media over reality, and moral
>>desensitization. We welcome contributions that take up such issues by
>>analyzing specific representations and collective memories in both American
>>and non-American contexts. We aim not to produce another book on the
>>"uniqueness" of the Holocaust, but rather to explore the intersection of
>>different historical memories with questions of representation and
>>collective identity. Send proposals of 500-1000 words by Jan.15, 2004 to
>>Michael Rothberg ([log in to unmask]) and Gary Weissman ([log in to unmask]).
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