Launch of Eva Mona Altmann’s Das Unsagbare Verschweigen

Organized by Perpetrator Studies Network
Autor: Brigitte Jirku

On 31 March, 2022 at 17.00 CET Perpetrator Studies Network Book Launch Series will feature a discussion of Eva Mona Altmann’s Das Unsagbare Verschweigen: Holocaust-Literatur aus Täterperspektive (Concealing the Unspeakable: Holocaust-Literature from the Perpetrators’ Perspective,  Transcript, 2021).

As announced on the website of the Perpetrator Studies Network, Altmann develops an interdisciplinary model of close textual analysis that pays careful attention to perpetrator rhetoric, the role of empathy and sympathy in perpetrator representation, and to how literary devices such as unreliable narration allow for an immanent deconstruction of perpetrator discourse.

Respondents will be Juliane Prade-Weiss and Brigitte Jirku (REPERCRI group researcher).

The event will be moderated by Susanne Knittel.

The book is written in German, but the presentation and discussion will take place in English.

 

 

 

This event will take place online, on Zoom. Please register via this link:

 

 

https://unibw.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wpde6sqT4rGtcfqvKw6PrJ3EzHhTgi1QLh

 

 

 

This series is organised by Susanne Knittel and Timothy Williams.

 

 

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