Twenty years ago, Saul Friedländer of UCLA asked a number of historians and theorists to reflect on whether or not the Holocaust-as-event posed ethical or aesthetic limits to its representation in fiction or non-fiction. The resulting volume, Probing the Limits of Representation, had an impact far beyond the circle of holocaust scholars and over time, has assumed the contours of a ‘classic.’ This conference is envisioned as a ‘sequel,’ but with the intention of bringing together scholars in history, film and media studies, geography, architectural history, and literary studies as well as artists, authors, architects and filmmakers for an intergenerational dialogue. The conference, April 21-23, 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles Faculty Center, celebrates Professor Friedländer’s extraordinary life and career by addressing the politics and ethics of Holocaust culture in a manner appropriate to the current scholarly-cultural moment marked by the globalization and digitalization of knowledge.
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