AMS 370 • America and the Holocaust-W
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
This course will investigate ways in which American Culture has incorporated the Holocaust into its historical and moral imagination. We will meet as a seminar for classes that will be mostly discussion and sometimes lecture, and in which the readings and other course material will provide the basis for a series of short writing assignments as well as discussion. Each student will also prepare a longer paper on a topic of his or her choice, in consultation with and approved by me.
Perfect and Attendance and Class Participation: 25% Short Papers: 25% Long Paper: 50%
Robert H. Abzug, INSIDE THE VICIOUS HEART Robert H. Abzug, AMERICA VIEWS THE HOLOCAUST Doris L. Bergen, WAR AND GENOCIDE Hilene Flanzbaum, THE AMERICANIZATION OF THE HOLOCAUST Edward T. Linenthal, PRESERVING MEMORY Peter Novick, THE HOLOCAUST IN AMERICAN LIFE Art Spiegelman, MAUS I AND II Edward Wallant, THE PAWNBROKER Films The Pawnbroker Schindlers List Sophies Choice