“IMAGING THE UNIMAGINABLE:

The Iconicization of Auschwitz”

Conference organizers: Nora Alter (nma@ufl.edu)

and Jack Kugelmass (jkugelma@jst.ufl.edu)

 

Sunday, Nov 11th at The Harn Museum,

SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville

 

WELCOME

10:00–12:30PM: PLACE, TIME AND TEXT

Geoffrey Giles, Moderator

 

Joachim NEANDER, Krakow

“The Image of Auschwitz in History & Politics”

 

Edward SHAPIRO, Seton Hall

“History and the Bombing of Auschwitz”

 

Steven WHITFIELD, Brandeis

“The Deputy and the Historiography of the Holocaust”

 

2:00–4:00PM: SCREENING AUSCHWITZ

Barbara Mennel, Moderator

 

David BATHRICK, Cornell

“Auschwitz Is The Name of a Place: From Index to Icon in Early Holocaust Film”

 

Maureen TURIM, Florida

“Auschwitz, Trauma and Representation”

 

Eric KLIGERMAN, Florida

“‘Wenn du deine Augen Schliesst’: Re-examining Adorno’s Bilderverbot in Eli Roth’s Hostel

 

4:30–6:30PM: Screeening and discussion

Scott Nygren, Moderator

 

Harun FAROCKI, Vienna Academy of Arts

Respite

 

Monday, Nov 12th at Hillel,

2020 West University Ave, Gainesville

 

10:00–12:30PM: CROSSING SPACE AND TIME

Keith Bullivant, Moderator

 

Edna AIZENBERG, Marymount Manhattan

“Argentina’s ‘Auschwitz’: The Death Camp and the Argentine ‘Disappeared’”

 

Irene KACANDES, Dartmouth

“Greek Jews Write Back: Auschwitz in the Greek Imaginary”

 

Philip HOLLANDER, Tulane

“Ka-Tzetnik’s Explicit Sincerity and Contested Holocaust Memory in Israel”

 

Gertrud KOCH, Free Univ. (Berlin)

“Being my Father’s Father: Generational Narratives about the Holocaust”

 

2:30–5:00PM: AUSCHWITZ NOW

Michal Ben-Horin, Moderator

 

Lutz KOEPNICK, Washington

“Embodying Memory”

 

Oren Baruch STIER, Florida International

“‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Between History and Memory”

 

Galili SHAHAR, Florida

“Airplanes Over Auschwitz”

 

Leslie MORRIS, Minnesota

“Sanctified Space, Digital Space, Jewish Space”

 

5:30–6:30PM: Visual presentation and discussion

Leah Hochman, Moderator

 

Dan EISENBERG, Art Institute, Chicago

“Making it Safe”

 

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This conference is held in conjunction with the Auschwitz Album  exhibit

on display at the University of Florida’s Reitz Union Gallery through the month of November.

 

The gallery is located on the 2nd Floor of J. Wayne Reitz Union.

GALLERY HOURS

M–Th: 9AM–9PM

F–Su: 9AM–6PM

 

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at UF and

made possible through a generous gift from Irma and Norman Braman.