|What:||History Unlimited: Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture Conference|
|When:||April 22, 2012
University of California Los Angeles
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Convened by TODD S. PRESNER (UCLA), CLAUDIO FOGU (UCSB) & WULF KANSTEINER (SUNY, Binghamton)
In honor of Saul Friedländer
Twenty years ago Saul Friedländer asked a number of historians and theorists to reflect on whether or not the Holocaust-as-event posed epistemological, ethical, or aesthetic limits to its representation in fiction and non-fiction. The resulting volume, Probing the Limits of Representation (1992), had an impact far beyond the circle of Holocaust scholars. The aim now is to address the question of representation and the ethics of Holocaust culture in a manner appropriate to the current scholarly-cultural moment when the central questions of the humanities rotate around the globalization and digitalization of knowledge. The conference will involve a series of dialogues involving scholars in the fields of Holocaust history, film and media studies, architecture, geography, and literary studies.
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Executive Director, Stephen D. Smith, will speak at 2:15 on April 22.
Sponsored by the
UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
The UC Humanitites Research Institute
The “1939” Club
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Department of History