CFP: [Religion] Globalization and the Holocaust Panel, ACLA Long Beach 2007 November 15th deadline

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Justin Neuman
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American Comparative Literature Association conference 2008

This seminar seeks to explore the ways in which Holocaust discourse has traveled and continues to
evolve in global discourse and “narrative” in a broad understanding of the term. In the sixty years
since the Nazi attempt to eradicate European Jews, the Holocaust has become the litmus test for
and lingua franca of discussions of genocide, trauma, human rights, the limits of ethics, memorial
culture, and the notion of radical evil. While scholars have become increasingly interested in the
effect the centrality of the Holocaust has in authorizing or marginalizing experiences of suffering
around the globe, little attention has been paid to the role of the Holocaust in globalization and the
commensurate effects generated by the truly global diffusion of Holocaust memorials, literature,
and inquiry. This seminar is particularly interested in the possibilities that emerge for Holocaust
studies when focusing on the way the Holocaust is narrated outside Euro-American contexts and
beyond survivor testimonies, but proposals on all aspects of Holocaust/Genocide studies are

Please apply to the "Globalization and the Holocaust" panel at the ACLA website or email me

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