Memoirs, diaries, novels, plays, poetry, even comics Holocaust literature includes such writings and more. Absent the best of these works and sensitive interpretation of them, understanding of the Holocaust would be impoverished. The essays in these pages, skillfully edited and introduced by Aukje Kluge and Benn Williams, make available important examples of the sound analysis that the new voices of younger scholars are producing to advance the field of Holocaust studies. Clearly written, cogently argued, carefully documented, these chapters each and all contribute significantly to the task identified by this book s title, Re-examining the Holocaust through Literature. --John K. Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Founding Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, CClaremont McKenna College
About the Author
Aukje Kluge has taught the politics of identity at Emory University where she recently completed a master's degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education. Currently, she is a doctoral fellow at the Emory's Institute of the Liberal Arts and part of the Scholarly Inquiry and Research fellowship program. Her current research focuses on the historical and cultural context of addiction. Benn E. Williams is completing a dissertation at the University of Illinois at Chicago on the history of denunciation in France. He has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at three local institutions. He is also a freelance translator, series editor for the Center for French Colonial Studies, and advisor to the new WWII series at CNRS Editions.