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April 14, 2006
McGlothlin to speak about Holocaust literature April 17

McGlothlin to speak about Holocaust literature April 17

Erin McGlothlin, Ph.D., 2006 Faculty Fellow and assistant professor of Germanic languages & literatures in Arts & Sciences, will speak on “Narrative Transgression in Contemporary German-Jewish Holocaust Literature” at 7 p.m. April 17 in McMillan Hall Café, Room 115.

McGlothlin is the fifth of six speakers appearing this spring as part of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences’ 2006 Faculty Fellows Lecture & Workshop Series.

Her talk will investigate ways in which contemporary German-Jewish writing on the Holocaust overtly attempts to puncture the sacred taboo on Holocaust representation by deploying satire, irony, farce, the grotesque, the burlesque and the pornographic.

McGlothlin earned a doctorate from the University of Virginia in 2001. Her research and teaching interests include postwar and contemporary German literature, Jewish Studies, narrative theory and autobiography. Her forthcoming book is titled Second Generation Holocaust Literature and the Crisis of Signification: Legacies of Survival and Perpetration.

The talk is free and open to the public. For seat reservations or more information, call 935-5576.