- Module description
After Auschwitz: Memory, Trauma, and Representation (DRA3079)
This is an eclectic module that puts diverse art forms in dynamic conversation in order to ask urgent questions about the nature of art, history, and humanity. Works studied may include first hand testimony such as Elie Weisel's Night and Primo Levi's The Drowned and the Saved, graphic novels such as Art Spiegelmann's Maus, and films such as Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, Alain Resnais Nuit et Bruillard, and plays such as Peter Weiss's The Investigator and Martin Sherman's Bent, and architecture including Peter Eisenmann's Holocaust memorial in Berlin. This module will be particularly suited to students with a keen interest in literature, film, history, and theory.