DUTCH 492 - Colloquium on Modern Dutch Culture and Literature
Section: 001 Anne Frank in Past & Present
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Dutch and Flemish Studies (DUTCH)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Taught in English. W.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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The first part of this course will deal with the history of Anne Frank in the Netherlands, her hiding and arrest, her famous diary, its popularity, and the attacks on its authenticity. Special attention will be given to the reception of Anne Frank in the USA and the image of Anne Frank in film and on stage and TV.

In the second part of the course, we will look at the Holocaust, as portrayed in other accounts, diaries, stories, and films, with special emphasis on survivors and their problems, children of survivors, etc. Although some of the literary examples will be taken from the Dutch, all literature will be read in English and the course will be conducted in English. Requirements are summaries of given articles, a midterm paper, a short oral presentation, a final exam, regular class attendance, and participation in class discussions.

Required reading:

  • Anne Frank, The Diary.
  • H.A. Enzerc, Anne Frank. Reflections on her Life and Legacy Chicago, 2000.
  • Eric Heuvel A Family Secret Zaandam, 2005
  • John Boyne: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. New York 2006
  • DUTCH 492 - Colloquium on Modern Dutch Culture and Literature
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    TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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