Ghosts of The Holocaust

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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Ghosts of the Holocaust: The haunting of contemporary French fiction.

Associate Professor: France Grenaudier-Klijn

The Holocaust continues to haunt French culture and society, reflected in a number of recent novels featuring ‘protagonists’ of the Shoah (the Holocaust), be they victims, perpetrators or witnesses. Confronting the past, particularly an emotionally laden and traumatic atrocity like the Holocaust, is challenging.

Focussing on four recent French novels, French literature and language expert France Grenaudier-Klijn examines aesthetic and ethical dilemmas their authors negotiated in confronting its history. She will also place these novels within a broader French political and socio-cultural landscape, attempting to define some factors contributing to the presence of these ghosts in contemporary French fiction.

Light refreshments included.

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