Courses: Topics in Contemporary Art-Visual Culture & the Holocaust (GERMB380001)
Class Number: 1591
This is a topic course. Course content varies.
Cross listed with HART/HEBR B380. Enrollment limited to 15. Current
topic description: Poems and novels, films and photographs, paintings
and performances, monuments and memorials, even comics in the
aftermath of Art Spiegelman s Maus have been the cultural forms that
engage us with the catastrophic and traumatic history of the
Holocaust. Through these cultural forms we have come to know events
considered by some to defy the very possibility of historical, let
alone aesthetic, representation. Our task will be to examine such
cultural objects, aided by the extensive body of the critical,
historical, theoretical, and ethical writings through which such work
has been variously critiqued and commended.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1591 Div: III