Outrageous Fortune: Luck and the Holocaust


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Robert Gordon, Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge

Gordon looks at an array of different responses to the Holocaust—in books, films, popular science, and the work of survivors such as Imre Kertesz and Primo Levi—to make sense of the strange and compelling role played by luck in our understanding of this most appalling of historical events.

In anticipation of this talk, Italian Studies at Notre Dame is hosting a series of films.

The schedule of films is:

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Intact (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001), 129 DeBartolo Hall (free admission)
Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Facing Windows (Ferzan Özpetek, 2003), Browning Cinema ($6 admission, $3 for students)
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Massacre in Rome (George P. Cosmatos, 1973), 129 DeBartolo Hall (free admission)
Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: L’Oro di Roma (Carlo Lizzani, 1961), 129 DeBartolo Hall (free admission)

Sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame