The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture
The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture reflects current approaches to Holocaust literature that open up future thinking on Holocaust representation. The chapters consider diverse generational perspectives―survivor writing, second and third generation―and genres―memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic narratives, films, video-testimonies, and other forms of literary and cultural expression. In turn, these perspectives create interactions among generations, genres, temporalities, and cultural contexts. The volume also participates in the ongoing project of responding to and talking through moments of rupture and incompletion that represent an opportunity to contribute to the making of meaning through the continuation of narratives of the past. As such, the chapters in this volume pose options for reading Holocaust texts, offering openings for further discussion and exploration. The inquiring body of interpretive scholarship responding to the Shoah becomes itself a story, a narrative that materially extends our inquiry into that history.
film, testimony, biography, genocide, autobiography, trauma, graphic novel, comic, memoir, Primo Levi, poetry
Arts and Humanities
Original Publication Information
Aarons, V. & Lassner, P. (Ed.). (2020). The Palgrave handbook of Holocaust literature and culture. Palgrave Macmillan.