Holocaust Impiety in Literature Popular Music and Film

Holocaust Impiety in Literature  Popular Music and Film
Author: M. Boswell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2011-12-07
ISBN 10: 0230358691
ISBN 13: 9780230358690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Impiety in Literature Popular Music and Film Book Review:

Surveying irreverent and controversial representations of the Holocaust - from Sylvia Plath and the Sex Pistols to Quentin Tarantino and Holocaust comedy - Matthew Boswell considers how they might play an important role in shaping our understanding of the Nazi genocide and what it means to be human.

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature
Author: Joost Krijnen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN 10: 9004316078
ISBN 13: 9789004316072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Impiety in Jewish American Literature Book Review:

This book is concerned with the “impious” Holocaust fictions of four contemporary Jewish American novelists. It argues that their work should not be seen as insensitive, but rather as explorations of various forms of renewal.

Re Constructing Grassroots Holocaust Memory

Re Constructing Grassroots Holocaust Memory
Author: Irina Rebrova
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN 10: 3110689049
ISBN 13: 9783110689044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Constructing Grassroots Holocaust Memory Book Review:

The main objective of the book is to allocate the grass roots initiatives of remembering the Holocaust victims in a particular region of Russia which has a very diverse ethnic structure and little presence of Jews at the same time. It aims to find out how such individual initiatives correspond to the official Russian hero-orientated concept of remembering the Second World war with almost no attention to the memory of war victims, including Holocaust victims. North Caucasus became the last address of thousands of Soviet Jews, both evacuees and locals. While there was almost no attention paid to the Holocaust victims in the official Soviet propaganda in the postwar period, local activists and historians together with the members of Jewish communities preserved Holocaust memory by installing small obelisks at the killing sites, writing novels and making documentaries, teaching about the Holocaust at schools and making small thematic exhibitions in the local and school museums. Individual types of grass roots activities in the region on remembering Holocaust victims are analyzed in each chapter of the book.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature
Author: Jenni Adams
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 1441118098
ISBN 13: 9781441118097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature Book Review:

The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature is a comprehensive reference resource including a wealth of critical material on a diverse range of topics within the literary study of Holocaust writing. At its centre is a series of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars within the field: these address genre-specific issues such as the question of biographical and historical truth in Holocaust testimony, as well as broader topics including the politics of Holocaust representation and the validity of comparative approaches to the Holocaust in literature and criticism. The volume includes a substantial section detailing new and emergent trends within the literary study of the Holocaust, a concise glossary of major critical terminology, and an annotated bibliography of relevant research material. Featuring original essays by: Victoria Aarons, Jenni Adams, Michael Bernard-Donals, Matthew Boswell, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Brett Ashley Kaplan and Fernando Herrero-Matoses, Adrienne Kertzer, Erin McGlothlin, David Miller, and Sue Vice.

Nazi and Holocaust Representations in Anglo American Popular Culture 1945 2020

Nazi and Holocaust Representations in Anglo American Popular Culture  1945   2020
Author: Jeffrey Demsky
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN 10: 3030792218
ISBN 13: 9783030792213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nazi and Holocaust Representations in Anglo American Popular Culture 1945 2020 Book Review:

This book analyzes sensationalized Nazi and Holocaust representations in Anglo-American cultural and political discourses. Recognizing that this history is increasingly removed from contemporary life, it explains how irreverent representations can help rejuvenate the story for successive generations of new learners. Surveying seventy-five-years of transatlantic activities, the work erects counterposing categorizes of “constructive and destructive memorializing,” providing scholars with a new framework for elucidating both this history and its historicization.

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty First Century

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty First Century
Author: Gerd Bayer,Oleksandr Kobrynskyy
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0231850913
ISBN 13: 9780231850919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty First Century Book Review:

In the first fifteen years of the twenty-first century, a large number of films were produced in Europe, Israel, the United States, and elsewhere addressing the historical reality and the legacy of the Holocaust. Contemporary Holocaust cinema exists at the intersection of national cultural traditions, aesthetic conventions, and the inner logic of popular forms of entertainment. It also reacts to developments in both fiction and documentary films following the innovations of a postmodern aesthetic. With the number of witnesses to the atrocities of Nazi Germany dwindling, medialized representations of the Holocaust take on greater cultural significance. At the same time, visual responses to the task of keeping memories alive have to readjust their value systems and reconsider their artistic choices. Both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers have tackled the ethically difficult task of finding a visual language to represent the past that is also relatable to viewers. Both geographical and spatial principles of Holocaust memory are frequently addressed in original ways. Another development concentrates on perpetrator figures, adding questions related to guilt and memory. Covering such diverse topics, this volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literary studies, and film studies. Their analyses of twenty-first-century Holocaust films venture across national and linguistic boundaries and make visible various formal and intertextual relationships within the substantial body of Holocaust cinema.

Women in European Holocaust Films

Women in European Holocaust Films
Author: Ingrid Lewis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN 10: 3319650610
ISBN 13: 9783319650616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in European Holocaust Films Book Review:

This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators, victims and resisters. Ingrid Lewis contends that European Holocaust Cinema underwent a rich and complex trajectory of change with regard to the representation of women. This change both reflects and responds to key socio-cultural developments in the intervening decades as well as to new directions in cinema, historical research and politics of remembrance. The book will appeal to international scholars, students and educators within the fields of Holocaust Studies, Film Studies, European Cinema and Women’s Studies.

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture
Author: Victoria Aarons,Phyllis Lassner
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN 10: 3030334287
ISBN 13: 9783030334284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture Book Review:

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.

Filming the End of the Holocaust

Filming the End of the Holocaust
Author: John J. Michalczyk
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 1472510372
ISBN 13: 9781472510372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Filming the End of the Holocaust Book Review:

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. Filming the End of the Holocaust considers how the US Government commissioned the US Signal Corps and other filmmakers to document the horrors of the concentration camps during the April-May 1945 liberation. The evidence of the Nazis' genocidal actions amassed in these films, some of them made by Hollywood luminaries such as John Ford and Billy Wilder, would go on to have a major impact at the Nuremberg Trials; they helped to indict Nazi officials as the judges witnessed scenes of torture, human experimentation and extermination of Jews and non-Jews in the gas chambers and crematoria. These films, some produced by the Soviets, were integral to the war crime trials that followed the Holocaust and the Second World War, and this book provides a thorough, close analysis of the footage in these films and their historical significance. Using research carried out at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the US National Archives and the film collection at the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, this book explores the rationale for filming the atrocities and their use in the subsequent trials of Nazi officials in greater detail than anything previously published. Including an extensive bibliography and filmography, Filming the End of the Holocaust is an important text for scholars and students of the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Popular Music Critique and Manic Street Preachers

Popular Music  Critique and Manic Street Preachers
Author: Mathijs Peters
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 3030431002
ISBN 13: 9783030431006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Music Critique and Manic Street Preachers Book Review:

This book explores the ways in which popular music can criticise political, social and economic structures, through the lens of alternate rock band Manic Street Preachers. Unlike most recent work on popular music, Peters concentrates largely on lyrical content to defend the provocative claim that the Welsh band pushes the critical message shaped in their lyrics to the forefront. Their music, this suggests, along with sleeve art, body-art, video-clips, clothes, interviews and performances, serves to emphasise this critical message and the primary role played by the band’s lyrics. Blending the disciplines of popular music studies, culture studies and philosophy, Peters confronts the ideas of German philosopher and social critic Theodor W. Adorno with the entire catalogue of Manic Street Preachers, from their 1988 single ‘Suicide Alley’ to their 2018 album Resistance is Futile. Although Adorno argues that popular music is unable to resist the standardising machinery of consumption culture, Peters paradoxically uses his ideas to show that Manic Street Preachers releases shape ‘critical models’ with which to formulate social and political critique. This notion of the ‘critical model’ enables Peters to argue that the catalogue of Manic Street Preachers critically addresses a wide range of themes, from totalitarianism to Holocaust representation, postmodern temporality to Europeanism, and from Nietzsche’s ideas about self-overcoming to reflections on digimodernism and post-truth politics. The book therefore persuasively shows that Manic Street Preacher lyrics constitute an intertextual network of links between diverse cultural and political phenomena, encouraging listeners to critically reflect on the structures that shape our lives.

Planet Auschwitz

Planet Auschwitz
Author: Brian E. Crim
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 1978801602
ISBN 13: 9781978801608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planet Auschwitz Book Review:

Planet Auschwitz explores how the Holocaust has influenced science fiction and horror film and television. These genres explore important Holocaust themes - trauma, guilt, grief, ideological fervor and perversion, industrialized killing, and the dangerous afterlife of Nazism after World War II.

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik
Author: Annette F. Timm
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN 10: 1350012114
ISBN 13: 9781350012110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik Book Review:

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka-Tzetnik provides the first extensive exploration of the reception of Ka-Tzetnik's work and the role that his books have played in the larger discussion of the Holocaust and its memorialization around the world. Including contributions from an international and interdisciplinary group of experienced scholars, the book examines the literary merits, historical context and public resonance of Ka-Tzetnik's stories. It also places his novels in the context of post-WWII debates about how the memories and testimonies of the victims of the Holocaust can be represented and made publicly accessible through literature. There is also detailed coverage of key topics, like Holocaust memory and sexual violence in the concentration camps, and thorough historical analysis of key works like House of Dolls included throughout. This is an important study for all scholars and students with an interest in the Holocaust and Holocaust literature.

Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception

Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception
Author: Stefanie Rauch
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 1498594093
ISBN 13: 9781498594097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception Book Review:

Taking early 21st century Britain as a case study, Rethinking Holocaust Film Reception: A British Case Study presents an intervention into the scholarship on the representation of the Holocaust on film. Based on a study of audience responses to select films, Stefanie Rauch demonstrates that the reception of films about the Holocaust is a complex process that we cannot understand through textual analysis alone, but by also paying attention to individual reception processes. This book restores the agency of viewers and takes seriously their diverse responses to representations of the Holocaust. It demonstrates that viewers’ interpretative resources play an important role in film reception. Viewers regard Holocaust films as a separate genre that they encounter with a set of expectations. The author highlights the implications of Britain’s lessons-focused approach to Holocaust education and commemoration and addresses debates around the supposed globalization of Holocaust memory by unpacking the peculiar Britishness of viewers’ responses to films about the Holocaust. A sense of emotional connection or its absence to the Holocaust and its memory speaks to divisions along ethnic, generational, and national lines.


Author: Larissa Wodtke,Rhian E. Jones
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN 10: 191092489X
ISBN 13: 9781910924891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triptych Book Review:

The UK alternative rock band, Manic Street Preachers, were and remain one of the most interesting, significant, and best-loved bands of the past thirty years. Their third album The Holy Bible (1994) is generally acknowledged to be their most enduring and fascinating work, and one of the most compelling and challenging records of the nineties. Triptych reconsiders The Holy Bible from three separate, intersecting angles, combining the personal with the political, history with memory, and popular accessibility with intellectual attention to the album's depth and complexity.

World War II in Contemporary German and Dutch Fiction

World War II in Contemporary German and Dutch Fiction
Author: Jan Lensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 1000350053
ISBN 13: 9781000350050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in Contemporary German and Dutch Fiction Book Review:

World War II in Contemporary German and Dutch Fiction: The Generation of Meta-Memory offers a comparative study of the construction of World War II memory in contemporary German, Flemish, and Dutch literature. More specifically, it investigates in what ways the large temporal distance to the historical events has impacted how literary writers from these three literatures have negotiated its meaning and form during the last decades. To that end, this book offers analyses of nine novels that demonstrate a pronounced reflexivity on the conditions of contemporary remembering. Rather than a dig for historical truth or a struggle with historical trauma, these novels reflect on the transmission, the narrative shapes, the formation processes, and the functions of World War II memory today, while asserting a self-conscious and often irreverent approach toward established mnemonic routines, practices, and rules. As the analyses show, this approach is equally articulated through the novels’ poetics, which are marked by a large formal diversity and a playfulness that highlights mnemonic agency, a posttraumatic positioning, and the ascendency of the literary over the historiographical. Based on these findings, this book proposes the emergence of a new paradigm within the postwar cultural assessment of World War II: the generation of meta-memory.

The Broken Voice

The Broken Voice
Author: Robert Eaglestone
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-06-02
ISBN 10: 0192525689
ISBN 13: 9780192525680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Broken Voice Book Review:

'Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?' asked the late Imre Kertész, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: 'one does not have to choose the Holocaust as one's subject to detect the broken voice that has dominated modern European art for decades'. Robert Eaglestone attends to this broken voice in literature in order to explore the meaning of the Holocaust in the contemporary world, arguing, again following Kertész, that the Holocaust will 'remain through culture, which is really the vessel of memory'. Drawing on the thought of Hannah Arendt, Eaglestone identifies and develops five concepts—the public secret, evil, stasis, disorientalism, and kitsch—in a range of texts by significant writers (including Kazuo Ishiguro, Jonathan Littell, Imre Kertész, W. G. Sebald, and Joseph Conrad) as well as in work by victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust and of atrocities in Africa. He explores the interweaving of complicity, responsibility, temporality, and the often problematic powers of narrative which make up some part of the legacy of the Holocaust.

Testimonies of Resistance

Testimonies of Resistance
Author: Nicholas Chare,Dominic Williams
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN 10: 1789203422
ISBN 13: 9781789203424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Testimonies of Resistance Book Review:

The Sonderkommando—the “special squad” of enslaved Jewish laborers who were forced to work in the gas chambers and crematoria of Auschwitz-Birkenau—comprise one of the most fascinating and troubling topics within Holocaust history. As eyewitnesses to and unwilling abettors of the murder of their fellow Jews, they are the object of fierce condemnation even today. Yet it was a group of these seemingly compromised men who carried out the revolt of October 7, 1944, one of the most celebrated acts of Holocaust resistance. This interdisciplinary collection assembles careful investigations into how the Sonderkommando have been represented—by themselves and by others—both during and after the Holocaust.

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt Jews and Punk

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt  Jews and Punk
Author: Michael Croland
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN 10: 144083220X
ISBN 13: 9781440832208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt Jews and Punk Book Review:

Step inside a fascinating world of Jews who relate to their Jewishness through the vehicle of punk—from prominent figures in the history of punk to musicians who proudly put their Jewish identity front and center. • Provides a fascinating exploration of alternative, against-the-grain expressions of Jewish identity in the contemporary United States as seen in music, documentaries, young adult novels, zines, and more • Shows the prominent role of Jewish individuals in the history of punk, including such major bands as the Ramones, the Dictators, the Clash, Bad Religion, and NOFX as well as Malcolm McLaren, the manager of the Sex Pistols • Documents the significant role that punk has played in shaping key contemporary Jewish music, including klezmer and Radical Jewish Culture

What Is Post Punk

What Is Post Punk
Author: Mimi Haddon
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN 10: 0472131826
ISBN 13: 9780472131822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Post Punk Book Review:

Popular music in the US and UK during the late 1970s and early 1980s was wildly eclectic and experimental. “Post-punk,” as it was retroactively labeled, could include electro-pop melodies, distorted guitars, avant-garde industrial sounds, and reggae beats, and thus is not an easily definable musical category. What Is Post-Punk? combines a close reading of the late-1970s music press discourse with musical analyses and theories of identity to unpack post-punk’s status as a genre. Mimi Haddon traces the discursive foundations of post-punk across publications such as Sounds, ZigZag, Melody Maker, the Village Voice, and the NME, and presents case studies of bands including Wire, PiL, Joy Division, the Raincoats, and Pere Ubu. By positioning post-punk in relation to genres such as punk, new wave, dub, and disco, Haddon explores the boundaries of post-punk, and reveals it as a community of tastes and predilections rather than a stylistically unified whole. Haddon diversifies the discourse around post-punk, exploring both its gender and racial dynamics and its proto-industrial aesthetics to restore the historical complexity surrounding the genre’s terms and origins.

Cinematic Intermedialities and Contemporary Holocaust Memory

Cinematic Intermedialities and Contemporary Holocaust Memory
Author: Victoria Grace Walden
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN 10: 3030108775
ISBN 13: 9783030108779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinematic Intermedialities and Contemporary Holocaust Memory Book Review:

This book explores the growing trend of intermediality in cinematic representations of the Holocaust. It turns to the in-betweens that characterise the cinematic experience to discover how the different elements involved in film and its viewing collaborate to produce Holocaust memory. Cinematic Intermedialities is a work of film-philosophy that places a number of different forms of screen media, such as films that reassemble archive footage, animations, apps and museum installations, in dialogue with the writing of Deleuze and Guattari, art critic-cum-philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman and film phenomenologies. The result is a careful and unique examination of how Holocaust memory can emerge from the relationship between different media, objects and bodies during the film experience. This work challenges the existing concentration on representation in writing about Holocaust films, turning instead to the materials of screen works and the spectatorial experience to highlight the powerful contribution of the cinematic to Holocaust memory.