HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
Section: 007 Holocaust Documentaries
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Holocaust has been the subject of many feature films. It has also been the subject of many documentary films, including such classics as Night and Fog (1955) and Shoah (1985). This course will examine both films as well as many others. We will also discuss a number of writings about the Holocaust and film representations of it. Throughout the term we will be addressing a number of questions, such as the capacity of documentary film-makers to portray a phenomenon for which there is little visual evidence. (We have, for example, no film footage of Jews being led into gas chambers). We will also try to untangle how in the last two generations contemporary political contexts shaped both the making and reception of specific documentary films. The significance of the Holocaust as a historical phenomenon is beyond question. So too, one might argue, has been the role of film in establishing that significance in the public mind. Our goal will be to look at the complicated, and at times contested, role of documentary film in that process.

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HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar in the Humanities
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24192
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
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25390
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
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30416
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
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30417
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
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30418
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
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30419
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18
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
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30800
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18
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
008 (SEM)
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30953
Open
18
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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