Yael Hersonski’s award-winning documentary, “A Film Unfinished,” which shows how historical and propaganda footage were woven into Nazi films in their efforts to exterminate Jews, will have two presentations on March 23 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Mar 23, 2011
A 'Film Unfinished' shows truth behind Nazi footage
Apr 14, 2011
The Arts of Counter-Memory
Renowned German artist and memorialist, Horst Hoheisel presents his numerous memorial projects, ranging from the victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, to the Jews of Germany, to the desaparacidos of Argentina.
Horst Hoheisel's talk will take place on April 14th, at 4:00 at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. In his slide-lecture, "The Arts of Counter-Memory," renowned German artist and memorialist, Horst Hoheisel presents his numerous memorial projects, ranging from the victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, to the Jews of Germany, to the desaparacidos of Argentina.
May 3, 2011
The Holocaust in Translation
Ruth Franklin and Peter Filkins Discuss H.G. Adler, Holocaust Literature, and Memory. One of only a few death camp survivors to fictionalize his experiences in German, H.G. Adler’s depiction of the Holocaust in a novel caused furious debate and delays in the publication of his now-classic novels of the Holocaust, translated by Peter Filkins and reviewed by Ruth Franklin in The New Yorker. In this public conversation during the days of Holocaust remembrance, prominent literary critic Ruth Franklin and acclaimed translator Peter Filkins explore the lines between Holocaust history and fiction, the translation of personal Holocaust memory into literature.
Tuesday, May 3rd
IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street
Ruth Franklin is a literary critic and a senior editor at The New Republic. Her writing also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. Her book, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, which investigates work by writers such as Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Imre Kertész, and W.G. Sebald, was published in November 2010 by Oxford University Press. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Peter Filkins is an award-winning translator and poet, the recipient of a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. His acclaimed translations of H.G. Adler’s classic Holocaust novels Panorama (Random House, 2011) and The Journey (Random House 2008) have brought Adler’s work to American audiences for the first time. Peter Filkins is also the translator of The Collected Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann (Zephyr Press, 2006). He is Professor in Languages & Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies and the UMass Center for Translation Studies.
Mar 1, 2012
Among the Angels of History: Poetry and the Art of Witnessing
A Poetry Reading with Marjorie Agosin
Part of the Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series on "Transforming Threads of Resistance: Political Arpilleras & Textiles by Women from Chile and Around the World," Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst.
Mar 2, 2012
Art, Memory, and State Violence
A Panel Discussion with Marjorie Agosin, Roberta Bacic, and James Young (Part of the Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series on "Transforming Threads of Resistance: Political Arpilleras & Textiles by Women from Chile and Around the World," Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst).