From: Justin Neuman <jneuman_at_virginia.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 12:56:01 -0500 (EST)

American Comparative Literature Association conference 2008

This seminar seeks to explore the ways in which Holocaust discourse has traveled and continues to evolve in global discourse and "narrative" in a broad understanding of the term. In the sixty years since the Nazi attempt to eradicate European Jews, the Holocaust has become the litmus test for and lingua franca of discussions of genocide, trauma, human rights, the limits of ethics, memorial culture, and the notion of radical evil. While scholars have become increasingly interested in the effect the centrality of the Holocaust has in authorizing or marginalizing experiences of suffering
around the globe, little attention has been paid to the role of the Holocaust in globalization and the commensurate effects generated by the truly global diffusion of Holocaust memorials, literature, and inquiry. This seminar is particularly interested in the possibilities that emerge for Holocaust studies when focusing on the way the Holocaust is narrated outside Euro-American contexts and beyond survivor testimonies, but proposals on all aspects of Holocaust/Genocide studies are encouraged.
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