One of the three novels:Imre Kertesz, Fateless. Northwestern University Press, 1992. Edith Bruck, Who loves you like this /; translated by Thomas Kelso ; introduction by Nelo Risi, Philadelphia : Paul Dry Books, 2001 Edith Bruck, Letter to my mother; translated by Brenda Webster with Gabriella Romani; introduced by Gabriella Romani. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2007. Available at the CEU Bookshop 5th district. Zrinyi 18, Tel: 327 3096, Website: www.ceu.hu, E-mail: email@example.com, Metro: M1 Deák tér/M2 Kossuth tér, Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
The course aims to interrogate the emerging field created by the intersection of Jewish Studies and Memory to study the literary and artistic representation of the Holocaust. The course covers the topics of how Memory of Holocaust is inscribed, framed, mediated and performed. The course also consists of field trips to the Jewish monuments of Hungary. It consists of two parts: an overview and theoretical introduction is followed by the analyses of the different forms of representation: literature, ego documents, films, internet, textbooks, statues, monuments, photos, oral histories.
Course requirements include a longer paper of min. 800 wods spaced (40%) about either Kertesz, Bruck, Weinman or Jancsó due for the last class. There will be four field trips each of them followed by a brief reaction paper of 500 words due after the next class. (10% of each). An active participation in class discusssion and the field trips (20%).