German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature

Instructor: Todd Presner

This course approaches the Holocaust by examining the challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine and understand it through literature, film, digital media, and a wide range of primary historical sources. The course treats a broad range of issues such as the truth and contestation of history, the politics of memory, the value of testimony and witnessing, and the ethics of representation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will satisfy two General Education requirements: Foundations of Arts and Humanities—Literary and Cultural Analysis and Foundations of Arts and Humanities—Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis.

TR 9:30-10:45      Pub Aff 2214