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A Roundtable Discussion of 'The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator'

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 3:00 PM

Hurst Lounge

Please join us for a roundtable discussion of Erin McGlothlin’s book, "The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator in Fiction and Non-Fiction" (2021) with panelists:

Tabea Linhard, Professor of Spanish; Director of Global Studies
Anika Walke, Associate Professor of History; Georgie W. Lewis Career Development Professor
Anca Parvulescu, Professor of English; Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature

The discussion will take place on October 14th at 3:00pm in Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall. A reception will follow.

Michael Rothberg writes about The Mind of the Holocaust Perpetrator, “In this much-anticipated work, McGlothlin draws on her considerable knowledge of narrative theory to offer the most substantial and sustained exploration of the literature of perpetration in English to date. Expertly bringing together fictional and nonfictional representations of Nazi perpetrators, McGlothlin takes us through an ethical minefield with nuance and sensitivity. The careful work of reading undertaken here is itself a strong argument for the value of literary studies in confronting some of the most significant and troubling areas of human history and culture.”

Erin McGlothlin is Professor of German and Jewish Studies and Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University.

Please join us for a discussion and celebration of this important book!

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Moderator: Flora Cassen, Associate Professor of History; Chair of Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

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