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D12. Literature of the Holocaust (Tannenbaum)

  • 03/27/2019
  • 04/24/2019
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/27/2019, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/03/2019, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/10/2019, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/17/2019, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/24/2019, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • AC-Kennedy Building Rm. 119
  • 37


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Professor Lawrence Langer (Professor Emeritus Simmons College) wrote a definitive Holocaust Literature textbook which provides us with an extraordinary wealth of material to attempt an understanding of the Holocaust through literature.  In this course, we will read memoirs, fiction, poetry, and examine art as well as non-fiction literature of the period.


GROUP LEADER:  Marcia Tannenbaum has taught Holocaust Literature and related courses since 1978, including a WISE course on the late Elie Wiesel in the spring of 2017.  She created and taught a Holocaust Literature course at Nichols College where she was an adjunct professor for ten years.  In the spring of 2001 Marcia presented at an international Conference on Teaching the Holocaust at Jagellonian University in Cracow, Poland and spent a day at Auschwitz with other Conference attendees.

REQUIRED BOOK:  Art from the Ashes, Lawrence Langer, ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0195077326

REQUIRED READING:  Prior to the first class, read Night by Elie Wiesel. ISBN 978037450081-6

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