The Holocaust in Theology, Literature and Art
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- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
At completion of the course students should be able to:
- evaluate the role of the Holocaust in relation to modern Jewish identity;
- explain how the Holocaust is dealt with in Jewish and Christian theology;
- assess the different literary representations of the Holocaust in European, American, and Israeli literature;
- analyse the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in post-ww2 films;
- compare Holocaust museums and memorials with regard to the ways in which the Holocaust is presented there;
- discuss whether and to what extent it is legitimate to represent the Holocaust in fiction and art;
- write essays that critically assess and analyse the various representations of the Holocaust in theology, literature, and art.
A two hour lecture and one hour seminar each week.
Method of assessment
One 4,000 word essay (worth 80%); one class presentation (worth 20%).