Ethics After the Holocaust|
Fall 2020 not offered
CJST 272, GRST 266|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Urban Studies|
The philosopher Theodor Adorno declared, "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." The Holocaust is a challenge to our understanding of modern society, ethics, and what it means to be human after Auschwitz. In this course, we will investigate how the Holocaust orients contemporary discussions on questions of guilt, forgiveness, and evil. What does it mean to remember, to forgive, and to forget? Can one ethically represent the Holocaust in art? We will explore these questions using various sources, including works by Hannah Arendt, Adorno, and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as museums, memorial sites, and cinematic representations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJST-MN)(CSCT)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Jean Améry, AT THE MIND¿S LIMIT: CONTEMPLATIONS BY A SURVIVOR ON AUSCHWITZ AND ITS REALITIES
Hannah Arendt, EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM: A REPORT ON THE BANALITY OF EVIL
Richard Rubenstein, AFTER AUSCHWITZ: HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND CONTEMPORARY JUDAISM
James Young, AT MEMORY¿S EDGE: AFTER-IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND ARCHITECTURE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
5 short reflection pieces, 2 term papers (5-6 pages), final paper on a topic of the student¿s choice (8-10 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approach" requirement for the Religion Major.
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