[UPDATE] Holocaust Representations Since 1975 (conference, 18th September 2009)

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The Department of English, The University of Chester
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Registration is now open for this exciting one-day interdisciplinary conference, addressing recent developments in Holocaust representation across a range of disciplines.

More than 60 years after the end of WWII, how are writers, filmmakers, curators, historians and others representing the Holocaust? What claims to authenticity can such representations make, and what are the ethical and aesthetic risks they run?

Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway) will be the keynote speaker, and there will be papers addressing a wide range of topics, including:

Holocaust piety; representing the perpetrators; God on trial; comparing first and second generation Holocaust memoirs; the Americanized Holocaust of Star Trek; Holocaust literature for children; videotaped oral testimony; photography and history; the role of fairytale in Holocaust narratives; Holocaust exhibits; the Holocaust in the work of Bernhard Schlink, Anne Michaels, Claude Lanzmann, Elie Wiesel, Ruth Klüger, Georges Perec and many more.

There will also be an informal open-mic event, a chance for delegates to read Holocaust prose/poetry, whether your own or a favourite author's. We have several published authors amongst the delegates so this promises to be a great event. Holocaust representations in other media (music, images of artwork, etc) also welcome.

If you would like to attend this conference, please go to english.chester.ac.uk or contact Dr Francesca Haig for a booking form: f.haig@chester.ac.uk