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Representing the Holocaust
September 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $15
The Holocaust is widely represented in popular media as well as in traditionally ‘historical’ contexts, such as museums and archival spaces.
In this talk, Dr Noah Shenker engages with critical debates surrounding those representations, and questions why – in a period marked by a decline in the number of living survivors of the Holocaust – there has been a widespread proliferation of historical and artistic representations which document the experiences of survivors. Central to this talk are issues pertaining to the aesthetic and ethical challenges of representing the Holocaust in film, television, and other popular media. TICKETS HERE.
Join us on Wednesday 27 September at the Tonic House basement, 386 Flinders Lane. Complimentary nibbles are provided and drinks will be available at bar prices. TICKETS HERE.
Dr Noah Shenker is the 6a Foundation and N. Milgrom Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. His research and teaching specialisation traverse the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies; trauma and memory studies; and film and media studies. Noah’s most recent publications include his monograph Reframing Holocaust Testimony (2015) and ‘Through the Lens of the Shoah: The Holocaust as a Paradigm for Documenting Genocide Testimonies’ in History & Memory (Spring/Summer 2016).