Event Date: Tuesday 12 October 2010, 5.00 pm
Venue: Royal Holloway, Room WIN 1-05
School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Professor Robert Eaglestone and Professor Dan Stone– Trauma and History: Approaches to the Holocaust
Abstract: How should we write and talk about the Holocaust? Do the facts speak for themselves, or do they defy speech altogether? Does trauma provide a lens which can help us understand the Holocaust or does it confuse an already bewilderingly complex issue? Aiming to go beyond polemical simplifications, two leading scholars from different disciplinary fields will discuss whether it is necessary, possible or even desirable to give clear cut answers to questions such as these.
Introduction by Colin Davis: .
Professor Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway. For more information, click HERE.
Professor Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway. For more information, click HERE.