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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Women and the Holocaust

17th Annual Comparative Literature Conference at USC

Cultural Productions and Interpretations

March 1-3, 2015

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The University of South Carolina is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, which will be held at our university campus in Columbia, SC, on March 1-3, 2015.

The theme of this upcoming conference is Women and the Holocaust. This forum invites us to elaborate new analytical perspectives on the experiences of Jewish women during the Holocaust as well as on women’s cultural and academic contributions to a deeper understanding of the events and their effects on contemporary socio-political and intellectual discourses.

Keynote Speakers:

Marion Kaplan, New York University. Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies; Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History

Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds. Professor of the Social & Critical Histories of Art

Sara Horowitz, York University. Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies

Frans Weisz , director of Charlotte (1981) and Life? or Theatre? (2012), two films about the artist Charlotte Salomon. There will be screenings of both films, together with discussion by the director.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.