The Holocaust of Texts

Author: Amy Hungerford

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226360768

Category: History

Page: 216

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"Examines the implications of conflating texts with people in a broad range of texts: Art Spiegelman's Maus, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Binjamin Wilkomirski's fake Holocaust memoir Fragments, and the fiction of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and Don Delillo."--Jacket.

12 Multicultural Novels

Author: Monica Wood

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825129018

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Incorporate multicultural literature easily into your English program! Vivid stories that captivate the imagination and expand cultural understanding offer effective teaching strategies. This literature guide; gives you effective teaching strategies and complete material for 12 novels by writers from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The novels are: Ellen Foster, Reservation Blues; Shizuko's Daughter; The House on Mango Street; Somewhere in the Darkness; Make Lemonade; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; MAUS: A Survivor's Tale; The Long Season of Rain; Jesse; Allegra Maud Goldman; and The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan. Included for each novel are chapter-by chapter synopses, teaching notes, discussion questions and suggested responses, and a reading quiz and answer key.

Displacements

Author: Angelika Bammer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253208972

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Essays in this volume examine the effects of leaving one's native culture or experiencing the imposition of a colonising culture.

Present Pasts

Author: Andreas Huyssen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804745611

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

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This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas—Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York.

Comics in Translation

Author: Federico Zanettin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763991X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Comics are a pervasive art form and an intrinsic part of the cultural fabric of most countries. And yet, relatively little has been written on the translation of comics. Comics in Translation attempts to address this gap in the literature and to offer the first and most comprehensive account of various aspects of a diverse range of social practices subsumed under the label 'comics'. Focusing on the role played by translation in shaping graphic narratives that appear in various formats, different contributors examine various aspects of this popular phenomenon. Topics covered include the impact of globalization and localization processes on the ways in which translated comics are embedded in cultures; the import of editorial and publishing practices; textual strategies adopted in translating comics, including the translation of culture- and language-specific features; and the interplay between visual and verbal messages. Comics in translation examines comics that originate in different cultures, belong to quite different genres, and are aimed at readers of different age groups and cultural backgrounds, from Disney comics to Art Spiegelman's Maus, from Katsuhiro Ōtomo's Akira to Goscinny and Uderzo's Astérix. The contributions are based on first-hand research and exemplify a wide range of approaches. Languages covered include English, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Japanese and Inuit. The volume features illustrations from the works discussed and an extensive annotated bibliography. Contributors include: Raffaella Baccolini, Nadine Celotti, Adele D'Arcangelo, Catherine Delesse, Elena Di Giovanni, Heike Elisabeth Jüngst, Valerio Rota, Carmen Valero-Garcés, Federico Zanettin and Jehan Zitawi.

Maus Now

Author: Hillary Chute

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0593315782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

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Richly illustrated with images from Art Spiegelman’s Maus (“the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” —The Wall Street Journal), Maus Now includes work from twenty-one leading critics, authors, and academics—including Philip Pullman, Robert Storr, Ruth Franklin, and Adam Gopnik—on the radical achievement and innovation of Maus, more than forty years since the original publication of “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker). Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman is one of our most influential contemporary artists; it’s hard to overstate his effect on postwar American culture. Maus shaped the fields of literature, history, and art, and has enlivened our collective sense of possibilities for expression. A timeless work in more ways than one, Maus has also often been at the center of debates, as its recent ban by the McMinn County, Tennessee, school board from the district’s English language-arts curriculum demonstrates. Maus Now: Selected Writing collects responses to Spiegelman’s monumental work that confirm its unique and terrain-shifting status. The writers approach Maus from a wide range of viewpoints and traditions, inspired by the material’s complexity across four decades, from 1985 to 2018. The book is organized into three loosely chronological sections— “Contexts,” “Problems of Representation,” and “Legacy”—and offers for the first time translations of important French, Hebrew, and German essays on Maus. Maus is revelatory and generative in profound and long-lasting ways. With this collection, American literary scholar Hillary Chute, an expert on comics and graphic narratives, assembles the world’s best writing on this classic work of graphic testimony.

M/E/A/N/I/N/G

Author: Mira Schor,Susan Bee

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822380064

Category: Art

Page: 492

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M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings together essays and commentary by over a hundred artists, critics, and poets, culled from the art magazine of the same name. The editors—artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor—have selected the liveliest and most provocative pieces from the maverick magazine that bucked commercial gallery interests and media hype during its ten-year tenure (1986–96) to explore visual pleasure with a culturally activist edge. With its emphasis on artists’ perspectives of aesthetic and social issues, this anthology provides a unique opportunity to enter into the fray of the most hotly contested art issues of the past few decades: the visibility of women artists, sexuality and the arts, censorship, art world racism, the legacies of modernism, artists as mothers, visual art in the digital age, and the rewards and toils of a lifelong career in art. The stellar cast of contributing artists and art writers includes Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, David Humphrey, Thomas McEvilley, Laura Cottingham, Johanna Drucker, David Reed, Carolee Schneemann, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Storr, Leon Golub, Charles Bernstein, and Alison Knowles. This compelling and theoretically savvy collection will be of interest to artists, art historians, critics, and a general audience interested in the views of practicing artists.

Traumatic Realism

Author: Michael Rothberg

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816634590

Category: History

Page: 340

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Drawing on a wide range of texts, Michael Rothberg puts forth an overarching framework for understanding representations of the Holocaust. Through close readings of such writers and thinkers as Theodor Adorno, Maurice Blanchot, Ruth Klüger, Charlotte Delbo, Art Spiegelman, and Philip Roth and an examination of films by Steven Spielberg and Claude Lanzmann, Rothberg demonstrates how the Holocaust as a traumatic event makes three fundamental demands on representation: a demand for documentation, a demand for reflection on the limits of representation, and a demand for engagement with the public.

Memory and Action: Works Inspired by Art Spiegelman's MAUS

Author: Caroline Mae Stidworthy,Dr. Catherine C. Cupps,Christopher A. Yates

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304033538

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 43

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The Foundation Studies program is the first step on the four-year path towards completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During this year, a student works to strengthen the fundamental capabilities needed to become a successful creative professional. Using Art Spiegelman's as inspiration, this year's Foundation Studies students created the response artworks in this gallery catalogue. Just as Maus changed the world of comics, these first year students are changing their individual techniques of art, striving to grow and perceive themselves as professional artists.

Visual Culture and the Holocaust

Author: Barbie Zelizer

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813528939

Category: Art

Page: 378

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A book that looks at both the traditional and the unconventional ways in which the holocaust has been visually represented. The purpose of this volume is to enhance our understanding of the visual representation of the Holocaust - in films, television, photographs, art and museum installations and cultural artifacts - and to examine the ways in which these have shaped our consciousness. The areas covered include the Eichman Trial as covered on American television, the impact of Schindler's List, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Isreali Heritage Museums, Women and Holocaust Photography, Interne.