Fall 2023 Course Highlight | Art, Visual Culture and Holocaust

In Fall 2023, Ph.D. Candidate Gabriel Chazan will be offering the course ART HIST 430 Art, Visual Culture and Holocaust | Online | MWF 11:00–11:50am | Humanities Breadth | L&S Credit | Sophomore Standing. Enroll here.Description: What we talk about when we talk about the Holocaust has a lot to do with visuality. But what do we see when we think of this horrific moment in world history and how have we come to see it? Further, how can art and visual culture help us to begin comprehending the incomprehensible and reckoning with the past in the present, finding connections to other moments and locations ranging from North Africa to Hiroshima to the United States in the moment of AIDS activism, as well as Europe? This class will engage these questions both through canonical texts and more recent pathbreaking global and decolonial interventions. Authors will include Marianne Hirsch, Lisa Saltzman and Tina Campt and discussed artists will include Art Spiegelman, Keiji Nakazawa, Miné Okubo, Phillip Guston and Charlotte Salomon.