The Holocaust and the 'Subject' of Fiction


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Emily Budick; Ann and Joseph Edelman Professor of American Studies; director of the Center for Literary Studies;
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

The lecture will deal with the ways in which Holocaust fictions frame the problem of subject position, forcing the reader to confront the ways in which even horrific historical events can become subjects of fantasy and projection. Professor Budick will discuss Cynthia Ozick’s The Shawl and Art Spiegelman’s Maus.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Sponsored by Henkels Lecture Fund; Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Chair in the Humanities; Program of Liberal Studies; Department of Philosophy; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; Ph.D. in Literature Program; Department of English; Disability Studies Forum