March 17, 2009 18:00 GMT
Royal Holloway Holocaust Research Centre Annual Lecture:
Professor Sue Vice : ‘False Testimony’
In this talk, Sue Vice explores the phenomenon of false Holocaust testimony and ask two questions: first, whether these inventions are part of a wider phenomenon of invented victimhood; second, if false testimony about the Holocaust is different from other kinds of imposture, and is a form of representation which is only to be expected as the Holocaust stops being an event within living memory.
Professor Sue Vice is the UK’s leading expert on Holocaust Literature, and is the author of, among others, Holocaust Fiction and Children Writing the Holocaust. She has also published widely on contemporary literature, theory, film and television.