AP/GWST4519 3.0 A: Women and Post-WWII Memoirs, Translated

Offered by: GWST

(Cross-listed to: GL/GWST4519 3.0A )


Fall 2019


Cancelled: Course Delivery





Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

Analyzes select women's memoirs written in European languages other than English in the period following WWII, translated for contemporary readers. Analyzes limitations of genre, taking into account primary contradictions, literary and historical. Investigates extreme contexts in which first-person knowledge is embedded. Focuses primarily on the Holocaust, the Porrajmos and the events of World War II. Examines alternatives to memoir when generic prejudice inhibits representations of difficult memory. Asks about the jurisdictional advantages of the limit-case, the testimonial value of irregular life writing texts. Course credit exclusions: AP/GL/WMST 4519 3.00. Note: A background in feminist literary theory is recommended.

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