27.06.2023 - 29.06.2023 Aktualności, Events, History, Literature, News

CONFERENCE: The Holocaust in 21st-Century Children’s, Young Adult and Adult Literature. New Comparative Perspectives

Along with the emergence of the so-called ‘fourth generation’, we are currently observing the end of what Esther Jilovsky has called ‘the first phase of Holocaust memory’ (embodied by the lifespan of the survivors). At the same time, we are witnessing a global proliferation of remembrance practices related to the Shoah (as well as new challenges to this memory). What is needed in this new constellation – especially if we take into account the continuing dominance of Anglo-American perspectives in Holocaust Literary Studies – is a profoundly comparative and multilingual approach that takes into account the cultural, sociological, and biographical multiplicity of positions occupied by contemporary – Jewish and non-Jewish – writers and their multi-vocal engagement with the Holocaust.

June 27-29, 2023
University of Antwerp, City Campus
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen
Kazerne Dossin
Goswin de Stassartstraat 153, 2800 Mechelen


Participant registration required by June 20

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp and organized with additional support from FWO FlandersStichting Auschwitz/Fondation Auschwitzthe Polish Institute BrusselsKazerne Dossin, and the Department of Literary Studies at KU Leuven.

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