The first anthology to address the relationship between the events of the Nazi genocide and the intellectual concerns of contemporary literary and cultural theory in one substantial and indispensable volume. This agenda-setting reader brings together both classic and new theoretical writings. Wide in its thematic scope, it covers such vital questions as: * Authenticity and experience * Memory and trauma * Historiography and the philosophy of history * Fascism and Nazi antisemitism * Representation and identity formation * Race, gender and genocide * The implications of the Holocaust for theories of the unconscious, ethics, politics and aesthetics The readings, which are fully contextualised by a general introduction, section introductions and bibliographical notes, represent the work of many influential writers and theorists, including Primo Levi, Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt, Cathy Caruth, Saul Friedlander, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Theodor Adorno, Zygmunt Bauman, Paul Gilroy, Jacques Derrida, Hayden White and Shoshana Felman.
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Author Biography - Neil Levi
Neil Levi is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Drew University and Sesqui Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English, Art History, Film and Media at the University of Sydney. He is the author of articles on twentieth-century literature, culture and theory. Michael Rothberg is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation and numerous articles on twentieth-century literature and theory.