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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

17th Annual Comparative Literature Conference-Women and the Holocaust: Cultural Productions and Interpretations

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 12:00am to Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:00pm


Women and the Holocaust: Cultural Productions and Interpretations invites us to elaborate new analytical perspectives on the experiences of Jewish women during the Holocaust as well as on women’s cultural and academic contributions to a deeper understanding of the events and their effects on contemporary socio-political and intellectual discourses. Scholars from a broad range of academic disciplines and interests will join us and share their research on topics that include but are not limited to: Jewish women’s experiences during the Holocaust as reflected in journals, memoirs, fictions, films, and others (as resisters, victims, activists, intellectuals, artists, wives, mothers, daughters, and so on); comparative analyses of Holocaust-related writings and other cultural productions by women either during or after the war; the contribution of Feminism to the discipline of Holocaust Studies; feminist readings of the historical events and the cultural representations they produced. This conference will include a special tribute to the memory and artistic legacy of German painter, and Shoah victim, Charlotte Salomon.


Distinguished guest lecturers: Marion Kaplan, New York University; Sara R. Horowitz, York University; Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds; and film director Frans Weisz.


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