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The Modern Languages Department added a new course to the spring 2023 schedule — Modern Literature in Translation: Representing the Holocaust.

The course will be taught in English, and all readings and material will be in English.

The class will examine the ways that German writers, filmmakers, and artists have attempted to do the impossible: portray the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II. In addition, we will explore how memories of the Holocaust (i.e. coming to terms with the past) have been debated and politicized. Finally, we will consider whether and how we might use what we have learned about Germans’ attempts to understand and portray their past as we consider our own difficult history in this country.

This course has no prerequisites and satisfies the following general education requirements: Humanities (HUM), Cultural Literacy (CL), and International Perspectives (ITL).

The course meets from 10:30 to 11:35 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and it is taught by Professor Greg Baer.

This course may be of particular interest to students of literature, film, history, art history, and museum studies.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Modern Languages Department

For more information, contact:

Greg Baer: