Re-examining the Holocaust Through Literature

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Aukje Kluge, Benn E. Williams
Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009 - History - 396 pages
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In the late 1980s, Holocaust literature emerged as a provocative, but poorly defined, scholarly field. The essays in this volume reflect the increasingly international and pluridisciplinary nature of this scholarship and the widening of the definition of Holocaust literature to include comic books, fiction, film, and poetry, as well as the more traditional diaries, memoirs, and journals. Ten contributors from four countries engage issues of authenticity, evangelicalism, morality, representation, personal experience, and wish-fulfillment in Holocaust literature, which have been the subject of controversies in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Of interest to students and instructors of antisemitism, national and comparative literatures, theater, film, history, literary criticism, religion, and Holocaust studies, this book also contains an extensive bibliography with references in over twenty languages which seeks to inspire further research in an international context.

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About the author (2009)

Aukje Kluge has taught the politics of identity at Emory University where she recently completed a master’s degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education. Currently, she is a doctoral fellow at the Emory’s Institute of the Liberal Arts and part of the Scholarly Inquiry and Research fellowship program. Her current research focuses on the historical and cultural context of addiction.

Benn E. Williams is completing a dissertation at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the history of denunciation in France. He has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at three local institutions. He is also a freelance translator, series editor for the Center for French Colonial Studies, and advisor to the new WWII series at CNRS Editions.

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