|Course Code :||1023FLWTLF|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||French|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :
This class is open to all students of the Minor Jewish Studies, and with the permission of the professor to students following the Ba3 and Master French. There will be a handout and syllabus handed over by the professor.
A passive knowledge of :
It will offer a first “encounter” with Francophone Jewish literature and during the class we will emphasize the work of André Schwarz-Bart (1928-2006). We will try to see what a long list of terms such as univers concentrationnaire, humour yiddish, double bind, métissage, etc. mean in this diasporic novel.
We will also introduce other Francophone Jewish writers such as Régine Robin, and postcolonial authors (Assia Djebar) who have addressed both the issues of colonialism and of anti-Semitism.
Students following French Literature (Ba 3 level and Master French) are welcome to this class too.
General notion of the basic concepts of:
Holocaust /shoah; genocide and ethnic cleansing
representation of the Holocaust: theories (traumatic realism, multidimensional narrative);
diaspora and diaspora studies;
trauma and the translation of trauma in fiction;
History vs memory and the "littérature concentrationnaire" (testimony or historiographic metafiction?)
2. Learning outcomes
see first class' explanations
3. Course contents
4. Teaching method
5. Assessment method and criteria
Portfolio: With oral presentation
6. Study material
The Last of the Just (André Schwarz-Bart), translated by Stephen Becker, New York, The Overlook Press, 1960. (or any other edition)
Gyssels, Kathleen, "Le Dernier des Justes: a Jewish Child's Apprenticeship of the 'Impossibility of being a Jew'", European Judaism, 42. 1 (Spring 2009) : 90-106.
Gyssels, Kathleen, "L'Etoile du matin ou l'art de la réapparition" dans Témoigner entre histoire et mémoire, 106 (janviers-mars 2010): 209-215.
dans le même numéro:
Rothberg, Michael (interview with): "L'Holocauste et l'imagination comparative", 151-168.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
See Dutch publications on "Shoah and Slavery intertwined", published in Streven, accessible through my personal page (click on "documenten": http://www.ua.ac.be/kathleen.gyssels
See English and French publications (academic bibliography for Gyssels K)
See "ile en ile": pages André and Simone Schwarz-Bart
7. Contact information
(+)last update: 15/06/2011 14:35 kathleen.gyssels