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Module Reading List

Representing the Holocaust: Transgression and the Taboo, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Helen Finch
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Set texts

Paul Celan, Todesfuge   

Martin Amis, Time's Arrow

Art Spiegelman, Maus

Liliana Cavani, The Night Porter - Il Portiere di Notte [videorecording]

Edgar Hilsenrath, The Nazi and the Barber

(For students of German) Edgar Hilsenrath, Der Nazi & der Friseur ISBN: 9783423134415 ISBN: 9783981609219; 3981609212(dtv)

W.G. Sebald, 'Max Ferber', in The Emigrants

(For students of German) W. G. Sebald, 'Max Aurach', in Die Ausgewanderten : vier lange Erzählungen ISBN: 359612056X

Ruth Klueger, Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (also available as Landscapes of Memory)

(For students of German) Ruth Klueger, Weiter leben : eine Jugend ISBN: 9783423119504 (pbk.); 3423119500 (dtv)

Jachym Topol,  The Devil's Workshop

Quentin Tarantino, Inglorious Basterds [videorecording]

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Paul Celan

Boase-Beier, J. (2014). Bringing Home the Holocaust: Paul Celan’s in German and English. Translation and Literature, 23(2), 222–234.

Paul Celan. (2014). In Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.    

Englund, A. (2016). Still songs: music in and around the poetry of Paul Celan. Routledge.

Derrida, J., Dutoit, T., & Pasanen, O. (2005). Sovereignties in question : the poetics of Paul Celan . New York: Fordham University Press.

Feldman, YS. Translating Paul Celan's "Todesfuge" : rhythm and repetition as metaphor in Friedländer, S. (1992). Probing the limits of representation : Nazism and the “final solution” . Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (MAA 31/10/2019) 

Felstiner, J. (1995). Paul Celan : poet, survivor, Jew . New Haven ;: Yale University Press.

Felstiner, J. (1986). PAUL CELAN’S TODESFUGE. Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1(2), 249–264.

Representing the Holocaust. On Paul Celan, Ilse Aichinger, Albert Drach and Heimrad Bäcker, with an Appeal for Critical Reflection on the Cultural and Political Field in Which Holocaust Literature Is Inscribed. (2004). New German Critique, (93), 55–86.

Lauterwein, A., & Kiefer, A. (2007). Anselm Kiefer/Paul Celan : myth, mourning and memory . London: Thames & Hudson.

May, M., Gossens, P., & Lehmann, J. (2012). Celan-Handbuch Leben - Werk - Wirkung. (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler.

Ryland, C. (2010). Paul Celan’s encounters with surrealism : trauma, translation and shared poetic space . London: Legenda/Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney.

Strigl, D. (2004). " no one summons our dust" Paul Celan's Strategies of Failure. New German Critique, (93), 63.

Weller, S. (2016). FROM “GEDICHT” TO “GENICHT”: PAUL CELAN AND LANGUAGE SCEPTICISM. German Life and Letters, 69(1), 69–91.

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Martin Amis

Bernstein, Michael Andre, Foregone Conclusions: Against Apocalyptic History.

Burgin, A. J. (2016). Reversing Filth: Temporal Play and Violence in Martin Amis’ Time’s Arrow. In P. Winsome Beard (Ed.), The Oracle of the “Tiny Finger Snap of Time”: A Study of Novels with a Specific Time Culture (pp. 35–55). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars

'Introduction' and 'Afterword' to Lifton, Robert Jay, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide (New York: Basic Books, 2000) pp.3-18, 501-504.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 18/10/2018) 

Leblond, D. (2013). Martin Amis and ‘the Nature of the Offence’: From Expressions of Outrage to the Experience of Scandal. Etudes Britanniques Contemporaines: Revue de La Société d’Etudes Anglaises Contemporaines, 45

McGlothlin, Erin. (2010), ‘Theorizing the Perpetrator in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader and Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow’, in R. C. Spargo and R. M. Ehrenreich (eds), After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture.   

Parry, Ann. (1999), 'The Caesura of the Holocaust in Martin Amis's Time's Arrow and Bernard Schlink's The Reader ', in Journal of European Studies., September 1999, Volume 29 Part 3, pp. 249-267.

Pettitt, J. (2016). Sartre, Goffman, and Fictional Nazis: Homogeneity as Identity in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow (1991) and Edgar Hilsenrath’s The Nazi and the Barber (1971). Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, 18(4), 441–460 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 18/09/2019) 

Phelan, J. (2012). The Ethics and Aesthetics of Backward Narration in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow. In J. Lothe, S. R. Suleiman, & J. Phelan (Eds.), After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future (pp. 120–139)

Vice, Sue,  Holocaust Fiction.

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Art Spiegelman

Adams, J. P. (2015). Acts of Irreconcilable Mourning: Post-Holocaust Witness and Testimony. Culture, Theory, and Critique, 56(2), 228–244

Budick, E. M. (2015). The Subject of Holocaust Fiction. Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP.

Budick, E. M. "Forced Confessions: The Case of Art Spiegelman's Maus." Prooftexts : a journal of Jewish literary history., vol. 21 no. 3, 2001, pp. 379-398

Doherty, Thomas. “Art Spiegelman's Maus: Graphic Art and the Holocaust.” American Literature., vol. 68, no. 1, 1996, pp. 69–84

Dragulescu, L. (2012). Drawing the Trauma of Race: Choices and Crises of Representation in Art Spiegelman’s Maus. In J. Jakaitis & J. F. Wurtz (Eds.), Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres (pp. 138–151). Jefferson, NC: McFarland

Gordon, J. (2015). Surviving the Survivor: Art Spiegelman’s Maus. In J. B. Kerman, J. E. Browning, J. Yolen, & G. K. Wolfe (Eds.), The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives (pp. 37–46). Jefferson, NC: McFarland

Kruger L. Panels and Faces: Segmented Metaphors and Reconstituted Time in Art Spiegelman’s Maus. Critical Arts. 2015;29(3):357-366

Levine, M. G. "Necessary Stains: Spiegelman's MAUS and the Bleeding of History." American Imago., vol. 59 no. 3, 2002, pp. 317-341

Martínez-Alfaro, M. J. (2014). Caught in the Grip of an Inherited Past: (Post)Memory and Representation in Art Spiegelman’s Maus. In T. Bényei & A. Stara (Eds.), The Edges of Trauma: Explorations in Visual Art and Literature (pp. 137–147). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars

Morris, J. (2013). Of Mice and Men: Collaboration, Post-Memory, and Working through in Art Spiegelman’s Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. In R. Iadonisi (Ed.), Graphic History: Essays on Graphic Novels and/as History (pp. 6–36). Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars

McGlothlin E. Art Spiegelman’s Autobiographical Practice from Maus to MetaMaus. In: Baetens J, Frey H, Tabachnick SE, eds. The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press; 2018:203-218

Tuttle, K. (2018). Mouse and Wife: Trauma, Repetition, and Marriage in Art Spiegelman’s Maus. Sigma Tau Delta Review, 15, 71–77. Available at

Young, James E.,‘Chapter 1: Art Spiegelman’s Maus and the After-Images of History’ , in At memory's edge : after-images of the Holocaust in contemporary art and architecture 

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Liliana Cavani

Avisar, Ilan,  Screening the Holocaust : cinema's images of the unimaginable

Derwin, S. (2012). 'Unbearable Vulnerability: Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter'. In: Rage Is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film. Columbus, OH: Ohio State UP

Eppenberger, Benedict, ch.9 "Meshes of power: the concentration camp as pulp or art house in Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter", in Magilow, D. H., Bridges, E., & Vander Lugt, K. T. (2012). Nazisploitation! : the Nazi image in low-brow cinema and culture ISBN: 9781441183590; 1441183590. New York: Continuum.

Friedlander, Saul, Reflections of Nazism : an essay on kitsch and death

Hills A. Viennese Fantasies, Austrian Histories: Space, Fantasy and Fascism in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina and Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter. In: Araújo S, Pacheco Pinto M, Bettencourt S, eds. Fear and Fantasy in a Global World. Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature: 81. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Editions Rodopi B.V.; 2015:185-211

Insdorf, Annette, Indelible shadows : film and the Holocaust.

Kerner, Aaron, Film and the Holocaust : new perspectives on dramas, documentaries, and experimental films

Lauretis, T. d. (1976). Cavani's "Night Porter": A woman's film?  Film quarterly. ISSN: 0015-138630(2), 35-38.

Levi, Primo,  The drowned and the saved

Mailänder, E. (2012). Meshes of Power: The Concentration Camp as Pulp or Art House in Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter. In D. H. Magilow (Ed.), Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture (pp. 175–195). New York, NY: Continuum

Marrone, G. (2000). The gaze and the labyrinth : the cinema of Liliana Cavani ISBN: 0691008736 (pbk); 0691031932. Princeton: Princton University Press.

Patti, L. (2006). Fascinating fashion: Visual pleasure in IL PORTIERE DI NOTTE. Forum italicum. ISSN: 0014-585840(1), 118-132

Saxton, Libby, Haunted images : film, ethics, testimony and the Holocaust.

Schermer, V. L. (2007). Sexuality, Power, and Love in Cavani's The Night Porter: Psychological Trauma and Beyond. The Psychoanalytic Review94(6), 927-941.

Stiglegger, M. (2012). Cinema beyond Good and Evil? Nazi Exploitation in the Cinema of the 1970s and Its Heritage. In D. H. Magilow (Ed.), Nazisploitation!: The Nazi Image in Low-Brow Cinema and Culture (pp. 21–37). New York, NY: Continuum

Valentine, M. (2007), ‘THOSE THAT THE GODS WISH TO DESTROY, THEY FIRST MAKE MAD’*: AN ANALYTIC DISCUSSION OF THE DEPICTION OF SADO‐MASOCHISM IN THE FILM THE NIGHT PORTER. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 23: 445-458. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0118.2007.00038.x

Waller, M. (1995). Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana Cavani’s Portiere di notte. Feminisms in the Cinema, 206-19.

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W. G. Sebald

Alphandary, I. (2018). Forgiveness and resentment are heterogeneous to politics: WG Sebald’s “Max Ferber”. In Democracy, Dialogue, Memory (pp. 168-183). Routledge.

Banki, L. (2012). Mourning, Melancholia and Morality: W. G. Sebald’s German-Jewish Narratives. In D. Agostinho, E. Antz, & C. Ferreira (Eds.), Panic and Mourning: The Cultural Work of Trauma (pp. 37–48). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter

Baumgarten, M. (2007). " Not Knowing What I Should Think:" The Landscape of Postmemory in WG Sebald's The Emigrants. Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas5(2), 267-287.

Behrendt, K. (2013). Hirsch, Sebald, and the Uses and Limits of Postmemory. In R. J. A. Kilbourn & E. Ty (Eds.), The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film (pp. 51–67). Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP

Catling, Jo and Richard Hibbitt, eds. Saturn's Moons : W.G. Sebald - a Handbook. Legenda: Oxford, 2011.

Chon, D. (2016). Moths, Photographs, and Emigrants: The Capacity for Transmigration in the Work of W. G. Sebald. Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, 58(2), 251–279

DeMair, J. (2018). Inherited Traditions of Narrative Framing in W. G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten. Orbis Litterarum: International Review of Literary Studies, 73(1), 29–51

Denham, Scott D, and Mark R. McCulloh. W.G. Sebald : History, Memory, Trauma. Berlin: W. de Gruyter, 2006.

Dreyfus, Jean-Marc. Memory, traces and the holocaust in the writings of W.G. Sebald. Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester ; Piscataway, N.J. : Gorgias Press, 2012 

Finch, Helen. Sebald's bachelors : queer resistance and unconforming life. Oxford: Legenda, 2013

Fuchs, Anne, and J J. Long. W.G. Sebald and the writing of history. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007

Garloff, Katja, ‘The Emigrant as Witness: W. G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten’, German Quarterly, 77 (2004), 76-93

Garloff, K 2006, 'The Task of the Narrator: Moments of Symbolic Investiture in W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz', W.G. Sebald : history, memory, trauma pp. 157-169 Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter

Görner, Rüdiger (ed)  The anatomist of melancholy : essays in memory of W.G. Sebald. München : Iudicium, 2003

Harris, Stefanie, ‘The Return of the Dead: Memory and Photography in W. G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten’, German Quarterly, 74 (2001), 379-91

Hall, Katharina. 'Jewish Memory in Exile: The Relation of W. G. Sebald's Die Ausgewanderten to the Tradition of the Yizkor Books' IN: O'Dochartaigh, Pól (ed.) Jews in German literature since 1945 : German-Jewish literature? Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi; 2000, pp. 153-64

Heidt, T. (2008). Image and Text, Fact and Fiction: Narrating WG Sebald's The Emigrants in the First Person. Image [&] Narrative22.

Kilbourn, Russell J. A. (2018). W.G. Sebald's postsecular redemption : catastrophe with spectator ISBN: 9780810138087 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780810138100 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780810138117 (ebook). Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press.

Dominick LaCapra, Trauma, Absence, Loss Critical inquiry. ISSN: 0093-1896, 25:4. (1999), pp. 696-727

Long, J. J. and Anne Whitehead. W.G. Sebald : a critical companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006.

Long, J. J.‚ ‘History, Narrative, and Photography in W. G. Sebald’s Die Ausgewanderten ’, Modern language review.. 98.1 (2003), 117-37

Martin, L. (2014). Reading the Individual: The Ethics of Narration in the Works of W. G. Sebald as an Example for Comparative Literature. Comparative Critical Studies, 11(1), 29–47

McCulloh, Mark R. Understanding W.G. Sebald Columbia, S.C: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.

Osborne, Dora. Traces of trauma in W.G. Sebald and Christoph Ransmayr. Oxford: Legenda, 2013 

Patt, Lise, with Christel Dillbohner (eds) Searching for Sebald : photography after W.G. Sebald Los Angeles, Calif. : Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007

Prager, B. The Good German as narrator: On W. G. Sebald and the risks of Holocaust writing. New German critique. ISSN: 0094-033X 96 (2005), 75-102

Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, ed. The emergence of memory : conversations with W.G. Sebald New York : Seven Stories, 2010

Timms, E. (2014). Combustion or Incineration? Notes on English Translations of Holocaust-Related Writings by W. G. Sebald. Translation & Literature, 23(2), 210–221

Wilke, Sabine. From Kafka to Sebald : modernism and narrative form. London: Continuum, 2012. 

Zisselsberger, Markus (ed). The undiscover'd country : W.G. Sebald and the poetics of travel, S.C. : Camden House, 2010.

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Ruth Klüger

Bos PR. German-Jewish literature in the wake of the Holocaust : Grete Weil, Ruth Klüger, and the politics of address. New York: Palgrave Macmillan; 2005.

Costello LA. Performative Auto/biography in Ruth Klüger's Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered. A/b: Auto/biography studies. 2011;26(2):238-64.

Dietz, M. (2014). Attempting “Zeitschaft:” Multilingual Inadequacy and Unrepresentable Excess in Ruth Klüger’s weiter leben: eine Jugend and Inge Deutschkron’s Ich trug den gelben Stern. University of Cincinnati / OhioLINK.

Duttlinger C. The Ethics of Curiosity: Ruth Klüger, weiter leben. Oxford German studies. 2009;38(2):218-32.

Hughes, J. M. (2018). Witnessing the Holocaust: Six Literary Testimonies. Bloomsbury Publishing.

LLoyd, A. (2013). Writing Childhood in Ruth Klüger’s Weiter Leben: Einer Jugend. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 49(2), 175–183

Lorenz, D. C. G. (2015). Evolving Memory Narratives: The Transformations of Ruth Kluger’s Autobiographical Writings. Colloquia Germanica, 48(3), 183–196

Minden M. Dichtung and weiter leben: Ruth Klüger's Autobiography as Literature. Modern language review.. 2016;111(1):162-82.

Rothberg M. Between the Extreme and the Everyday: Ruth Klüger's Traumatic Realism. A/b: Auto/biography studies. 1999;14(1):93-107.   

Schaumann C. From weiter leben (1992) to Still Alive (2001): Ruth Klüger's Cultural Translation of Her "German Book" for an American Audience1. German Quarterly. 2004;77(3):324

Schulte-Sasse L. Living on" in the American Press: Ruth Kluger's "Still Alive" and Its Challenge to a Cherished Holocaust Paradigm. German Studies Review. 2004;27(3):469-75.

Smale C. Ungeloste Gespenster? Ghosts in Ruth Klugers Autobiographical Project. Modern language review. 2009;104(3):777-89.

Taberner S. Aging and old-age style in Gunter Grass, Ruth Klüger, Christa Wolf, and Martin Walser : the mannerism of a late period. Rochester, New York: Camden House; 2013.

Wickerson, E. (2013). Seeing The Sites: The Topography of Memory and Identity in Ruth Klüger’s Weiter Leben. Modern Language Review, 108(1)

Woods R. RUTH KLÜGER, AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST. German Life and Letters. 2013;66(2):173-86.

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Edgar Hilsenrath

Arnds, P 2002, 'On the Awful German Fairy Tale: Breaking Taboos in Representations of Nazi Euthanasia and the Holocaust in Günter Grass's Die Blechtrommel, Edgar Hilsenrath's Der Nazi & der Friseur, and Anselm Kiefer's Visual Art', German Quarterly, 75, 4, pp. 422-439

Braun, H. (2006). Ich bin nicht Ranek : Annäherungen an Edgar Hilsenrath . Berlin: Dittrich.

Finch HC, ‘Revenge, Restitution, Ressentiment. Edgar Hilsenrath’s and Ruth Klüger’s Late Writings as Holocaust Metatestimony’ in German Jewish literature after 1990 ISBN: 9781640140219 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1640140212 (hardcover : alk. paper) (Camden House, 2018)

Hutter V 2013, Identity Politics and the Jewish Body in Edgar Hilsenrath’s “The Nazi and the Barber”, Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook ISSN: 0075-8744, 58:1, pp. 233–245

Klocke, A 2008, 'Subverting Satire: Edgar Hilsenrath's Novel Der Nazi und der Friseur and Charlie Chaplin's Film The Great Dictator', Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 22, 3, pp. 497-513

McGlothlin, E 2007, 'Narrative Transgression in Edgar Hilsenrath's Der Nazi und der Friseur and the Rhetoric of the Sacred in Holocaust Discourse', German Quarterly, 80, 2, pp. 220-239

McGlothlin, E 2014, 'Narrative Perspective and the Holocaust Perpetrator: Edgar Hilsenrath's The Nazi and the Barber and Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones', The Bloomsbury companion to Holocaust literature pp. 159-177

Taylor, J 1995, 'Writing as Revenge: Reading Edgar Hilsenrath's Der Nazi und der Friseur as a Shoah Survivor's Fantasy', History of European ideas., 20, 1-3, pp. 439-444

Woelk, E. Foreign Stories and National Narratives: Yiddish and Fictionality in Jurek Becker’s Jakob the Liar and Edgar Hilsenrath’s The Nazi and the Barber. Humanities 2019, 8, 143.

Zembylas, M. (2018). Holocaust "Laughter" and Edgar Hilsenrath's "The Nazi and the Barber": Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Laughter and Humor in Holocaust Education. Studies in philosophy and education. ISSN: 0039-374637(3), 301-313

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Jachym Topol

Alba, Avril (2015) The Holocaust Memorial Museum: sacred secular space. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Arnold-de-Simine, Silke (2012) Memory museum and museum text: intermediality in Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum and W.G. Sebald’s ‘Austerlitz’.Theory, culture & society. 29 (1), pp. 14-35

Arnold-de Simine, S. (2013). Mediating memory in the museum: Empathy, trauma, nostalgia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ashworth, G. J., & Tunbridge, J. E. (2016). Death camp tourism: Interpretation and management. In Dark Tourism (pp. 81-94). Routledge.

Beech, J. (2000). The enigma of holocaust sites as tourist attractions-the case of Buchenwald. Managing Leisure, 5(1), 29-41.

Chew, Geoffrey. "‘Dissidence’in Holocaust Memorials in Literature: Jáchym Topol’s The Devil’s Workshop (Chladnou zemí)." Central Europe. ISSN: 1479-0963; 1745-8218 13.1-2 (2015): 87-102.

Tim Cole, Introduction to Selling the Holocaust : from Auschwitz to Schindler : how history is bought, packaged, and sold (2000).   

Claire Griffiths (2018) Encountering Auschwitz: touring the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

Hartmann, R. (2018). Tourism to Memorial Sites of the Holocaust. In The Palgrave Handbook of Dark Tourism Studies (pp. 469-507). Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Holý, J. (2015). The Jews and the Shoah in Czech Literature after World War II. Russian Literature, 77(1), 35–53.

Kidron, C. A. (2013). Being there together: Dark family tourism and the emotive experience of co-presence in the holocaust past. Annals of Tourism Research41, 175-194.

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LaRue, Madeleine. THE IRRESISTIBLE HEART OF DARKNESS: JÁCHYM TOPOL AND THE DEVIL TO PAY. The Quarterly Conversation, June 11, 2013 (   

Lennon, J., & Hooper, G. (2017). Dark tourism : practice and interpretation . Abingdon, Oxon ;: Routledge.

Kristensen, A. (2019). Possible Worlds in Ruins. Unreality in the novels Chladnou zemí (2009) and Strážci občanského dobra (2010). NOTE: this is a master's thesis, so read it cautiously.

Kucia, Marek. 'The Europeanization of Holocaust Memory and Eastern Europe' East European politics and societies. ISSN: 0888-3254 Vol 30, Issue 1, pp. 97 - 119

Nawijn, J., Isaac, R., Gridnevskiy, K., & van Liempt, A. (2018). Holocaust concentration camp memorial sites: an exploratory study into expected emotional response. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(2), 175–190.

Paver, Chloe (2018). Exhibiting the Nazi Past. Museum Objects Between the Material and the Immaterial. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reynolds, D. P. (2018). Postcards from Auschwitz: Holocaust tourism and the meaning of remembrance. NYU Press.

Sharpley, R., & Stone, P. (2009). The darker side of travel : the theory and practice of dark tourism . Bristol: Channel View.

Smilovitsky, Leonid (2001) Pinpointing Holocaust Sites in Belarus, East European Jewish Affairs, 31:1, 105-112, DOI: 10.1080/13501670108577941

Sriratana, Verita. From ‘God Builders’ to ‘Devil Workers’: The Somatechnics of Embalming and the Geocorpographies of Central and Eastern Europe's Holocaust Tourism in Jáchym Topol's The Devil's Workshop. Somatechnics 2016 6:1, 9-23 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 12/09/2018) 

Subotić, J. (2019). Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism. Ithaca; London: Cornell University Press. doi:10.7591/j.ctvfc54f1

Walke, A. (2018). Split Memory: The Geography of Holocaust Memory and Amnesia in Belarus. Slavic Review, 77(1), 174-197. doi:10.1017/slr.2018.15

Williams, David. Trümmerliteratur Redux. In Writing Postcommunism : Towards a Literature of the East European Ruins ISBN: 9781349460847; 1349460842; 1137330082. London: Palgrave, 2013

Michelle Woods. (2016). Translating Topol: Kafka, the Holocaust, and humor. Slovo a Smysl, 13(25), 83–97.

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Quentin Tarantino

Banaji, F. (2013). The Nazi Killin’ Business: A Postmodern Pastiche of the Holocaust. In A. Bangert, R. S. C. Gordon, & L. Saxton (Eds.), Holocaust Intersections: Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millenium (pp. 98–111). London, England: Legenda

Beyvers, S. E. (2016). “The Good, the Bad and the Strudel”: How Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) Manipulates Its Audience with Violence. Film Matters, 7(3), 17–23 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (CHG 18/09/2019) 

Boswell, Matthew, 'Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)' in  Holocaust Impiety in literature, popular music and film (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Chrystall, A. (2015). Inglourious Basterds: Satirizing the Spectator and Revealing the “Nazi” within. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 13(2), 153–168

Dassanowsky, Robert von, ed., Quentin Tarantino's inglourious basterds : a manipulation of metacinema ISBN: 9781441178534 (e-book). New York: Continuum, 2012

Kraus, J. (2016). Who gets to shoot Hitler? Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and the Directorial Contest over the Gaze of the Victor and the Victim. Quarterly review of film and video. ISSN: 1050-9208; 1543-532633(5), 437-455.

Macaulay, Scott, ‘A Night at the Movie’s’: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds ’,

Suleiman, S. R. (2014). The stakes in Holocaust representation: On Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. The Romanic Review. ISSN: 0035-8118105(1/2)

Taylor, Ella, ‘Quentin Tarantino: the Inglourious Basterds Interview’,

Weston Sabo, Lee, ‘“Do You Find Me Sadistic”: Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds 2’,

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General Reading

Adams, Jenni, The Bloomsbury Companion to Holocaust Literature (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).

Adorno, Theodor, 'Cultural Criticism and Society' in Prisms, trans. Samuel and Shierry Weber (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997), pp. 17-34.   

Agamben, Giorgio, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive, trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen (New York: Zone Books, 1999). 

Amery, Jean, 'Resentments', in At the Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities (London: Granta, 1999), pp. 62-71.   

Banner G, 1956. Holocaust literature : Schulz, Levi, Spiegelman and the memory of the offence. London, Portland, Or: Vallentine Mitchell; 2000. 

Bielby, Clare, Murer, Jeffrey Stevenson (Eds.). 2018. Perpetrating selves : doing violence, performing identity ISBN: 9783319967851 (e-book). London: Palgrave.

Bigsby, Christopher. Remembering and imagining the Holocaust : the chain of memory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 

Boswell, Matthew, Introduction to Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; 2012).   

Crownshaw, Richard. The Afterlife of Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 

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Eaglestone, Robert, The Holocaust and the postmodern. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2004.

Eaglestone, Robert and Langford, Barry, Higher Education Academy (Great Britain). English Subject Centre. Teaching Holocaust literature and film [electronic resource]. 2008.

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Ezrahi, Sidra DeKoven. By words alone : the Holocaust in literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980. 

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Friedländer, Saul, ed.,  Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the "Final Solution" Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992. 

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Guyer, Sara. Romanticism after Auschwitz. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007.

Hirsch, Marianne. The Generation of postmemory : writing and visual culture after the Holocaust. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 

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Hungerford, Amy. The holocaust of texts : genocide, literature, and personification. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. 

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LaCapra, Dominick. Writing history, writing trauma. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

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Levine, Michael G. The belated witness : literature, testimony, and the question of Holocaust survival. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006. 

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McGlothlin EH. Second-generation Holocaust literature : legacies of survival and perpetration. Rochester, NY: Camden House; 2006.

Miller Budick, Emily. The subject of Holocaust fiction. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 

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Rowland, Antony. Holocaust poetry : awkward poetics in the work of Sylvia Plath, Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison and Ted Hughes. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005. 

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Waxman, Zoe. Writing the Holocaust : identity, testimony, representation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 

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