English | PROJECTS IN READING AND WRITING
W170 | 1772 | Frank


Topic:  Remembering History, Representing the Holocaust
This course will examine how written representations and visual cultural
texts work to construct how we, as a Western culture, understand history.
To this end, the course will engage Holocaust thematic materials--films,
critical essays, poems, short stories, dramatic texts, comic books, and
documentaries--to focus our inquiry on one particular historical moment.  As
cultural critics who question the limitations and difficulties that may
arise in writing, speaking or witnessing, we will explore how the terms
"history," fact," and "fiction" work to fulfill or sustain documentation,
memorialization, resistance, and/or recovery.