75+ Years: The Holocaust in German Literature and Film Today

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Call for Papers
New Hampshire, United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities, Literature

75+ Years: The Holocaust in German Literature and Film Today

CfP: NeMLA 2021 (March 8-14, 2021 in Philadelphia)

Central to the German experience, and thus central to our German curricula, are the crimes of the Shoah. The large commemorations in Germany, planned for Spring 2020, were muted by the Covid virus and although President Steinmeier’s speech in front of the Neue Wache was moving, much of the needed discussion has become lost in the tumult of the pandemic.

This panel seeks papers that discuss the Holocaust and its representation in contemporary German literature and film. As the Holocaust is a foundational stone in modern German identity, its representation in German literature and film amounts to a discussion of German-ness itself. How have these discussions been impacted by recent events like the rise of right-wing extremism, migration and refugees, instability in the EU, a new generation of filmmakers and authors, and the aging of the generation that perpetrated the crimes? And how have we incorporated this new generation of representation into our curricula?

Please upload your abstract directly to the NeMLA website (NeMLA membership NOT required to submit abstracts)


Abstracts must be submitted by September 30, 2020.

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