The Holocaust and the 'Subject' of Fiction


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Emily Budick

Emily Budick

Ann and Joseph Edelman Professor of American Studies
Director of the Center for Literary Studies
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem


The Holocaust and the ‘Subject’ of Fiction


Tuesday, April 24, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium
Followed by a reception

The lecture will deal with the ways in which Holocaust fictions frame the problem of subject position, forcing the reader to confront the ways in which even horrific historical events can become subjects of fantasy and projection.  Professor Budick will discuss Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl and Art Spiegelman’s Maus.

Cosponsored by: Henkels Lecture Fund; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters; Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Chair in the Humanities; Program of Liberal Studies; Department of Philosophy; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Ph.D. in Literature Program; Department of English; and Disability Studies Forum


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