War, Genocide, and Literature

INTL-I 300 — Fall 2019 — Themester

Days and Times
1:00-2:15 P.M. TR
Course Description

Human history is the history of conflict; times of peace and war alternate and produce literary expressions of both a shared, lived experience and of memories, of shared remembrance. The moral obligation of the witness to report and to preserve the memory of often unspeakable horror has lead to masterpieces of literature and cinema. This course will examine examples of such artistic engagements with war, genocide, and gulag from the 20th century in a variety of formats and different modalities.

Instructor: Peter Nemes