Brief Description of Course: Examines intergenerational memory and models of trauma and “transmission” in literature, film, and visual art created by and about Holocaust survivors, their children, and their grandchildren. Special attention is given to narrative strategy, forms of representation, and theories of childhood, gender, sexuality, and the Jewish family.
Required Reading: Helen Epstein, Children of the Holocaust; Eva Hoffman, Lost in Translation, Art Spiegelman, Maus I and Maus II, David Grossman, See Under: Love; Ruth Elias, Triumph of Hope:From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel (1999); Maurice Sendak, Dear Mili.
First Three Authors/Texts: TBA.
Method of Instruction: Seminar.Method of Evaluation: Short assignments (10%), presentation (10%), participation (30%), papers (50%).