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Seminar questions:

What are the ethics of Holocaust representation in literature?

Why did Spiegelman chose animals to represent people?

How does gender play a role in Maus?

Core readings:

Art Spiegelman: Maus, two volumes.

Extended readings:

Pascale Bos, German-Jewish Literature in the Wake of the Holocaust: Grete Weil, Ruth Kluger and the Politics of Address (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Federica Clementi, Holocaust Mothers & Daughters, Family, History, and Trauma (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2014).

Georges Didi-Huberman, Images in spite of all: Four Photographs from Auschwitz (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2003).

Dorota Glowacka, Disappearing Traces: Holocaust Testimonials, Ethics, and Aesthetics (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012).

Marianne Hirsch, The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012).

Erin McGlothlin, "No Time Like the Present: Narrative and Time in Art Spiegelman's Maus," Narrative, 11,2 (2003), pp. 177-198.

Erin McGlothlin, Second-Generation Holocaust Literature: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration Rochester (New York: Camden House, 2006).

Michael Rothberg, Multidirectional memory : remembering the Holocaust in the age of decolonization (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009).