Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Associate Professor Mark Baker|
Previously coded HSY4290
This unit will trace the changing contours of Holocaust memory from its inception to the present day. Topics include witnessing, survivor testimony, second-generation memoirs, representations of the Holocaust in cinema, photography, museums, literature and online, the practices of 'death camp tourism', the memory debates of Germany and Poland and the globalising of Holocaust memory, the relationship that remembering the Holocaust has to Jewish identity and to Jewish political existence, questions of ethics 'after Auschwitz', and the rise of Holocaust denial.
Students completing this unit will have the ability to:
Seminar Participation: 10%; Short Essay (3000 words): 30%; Research Essay (6000 words): 60%.
One 2 hour seminar