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  1. This is quite an extensive list so you may wish to select the link above to see a helpful table of contents.

  2. Core readings and DVDs 14 items
    These are the texts and films referred to in the weekly timetable
    1. Lacombe Lucien (dvd)

      Audio-visual document 

    2. Hidden: Caché - Haneke, Michael 2005 (dvd video =)

      Audio-visual document Core Text

    3. History in Images/Images in History

      O'Connor, John. "History in Images/Images in History: Reflections on the Importance of Film and Television Study for an Understanding of the Past." The American Historical Review, Vol. 93, No. 5 (Dec., 1988), pp. 1200 – 1209

    4. History in Images/History in Words: Reflections on the Possibility of Really Putting History onto Film

      Rosenstone, Robert. "History in Images/History in Words: Reflections on the Possibility of Really Putting History onto Film". The American Historical Review, Vol. 93, No. 5 (Dec., 1988), pp. 1173 – 1185

    5. The drowned and the saved - Primo Levi 2013

      Book Core Text

    6. Caro diario - Moretti, Nanni 2008 (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Recommended Reading

    7. Inside the gas chambers: eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz - Shlomo Venezia, Beatrice Prasquier, Jean Mouttapa c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Text

    8. Life is beautiful [La vita è bella] - Roberto Benigni 1997

      Audio-visual document Core Text The film is available to stream via the Box of Broadcast service. You can access the service from the link provided and signing in.

    9. The history boys - Alan Bennett 2017

      Book 

    10. The history boys - Nicholas Hytner, Alan Bennett 2007

      Audio-visual document 

    11. Good Bye Lenin! - Wolfgang Becker, Bernd Lichtenberg 2003

      Audio-visual document 

    12. Pan's Labyrinth - Guillermo del Toro 2006

      Audio-visual document 

    13. Murder in memoriam - Didier Daeninckx, Liz Heron 2012

      Book 

  3. Additional reading 53 items
    • The following is a brief reading list. Some of these books and articles provide more general background on the issues dealt with in the module and some provide more specific information on the authors. The list is by no means exhaustive and you will no doubt come across other material that you will find useful in thinking about the themes that we discuss in class.
    1. General: 19 items
      1. Displacements: cultural identities in question - Bammer, Angelika 1994

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. Space and Place: Theories of Identity and Location - Carter, Erica, Donald, James, Squires, Judith 1993

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. German national identity after the Holocaust - Fulbrook, Mary 1999

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Displaced persons: conditions of exile in European culture - Ouditt, Sharon 2002

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. Memory, History, Forgetting - Paul Ricoeur 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      6. Unthinking Eurocentrism: multiculturalism and the media - Ella Shohat, Robert Stam 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      7. Exile cultures, misplaced identities - Paul Allatson, Jo McCormack, ebrary, Inc 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. The past is a foreign country - David Lowenthal 1985

        Book 

      9. History and memory - Geoffrey Cubitt, ebrary, Inc 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    2. France, World War Two and the End of Empire 15 items
      1. The Battle of Algiers - Gillo Pontecorvo 2009 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Colonial culture in France since the revolution - Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire, Nicolas Bancel, Dominic Richard David Thomas 2014

        Book 

      3. Vichy's afterlife: history and counterhistory in postwar France - Richard Joseph Golsan, ebrary, Inc c2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. French film: texts and contexts - Susan Hayward, Ginette Vincendeau 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Vichy, resistance, liberation: new perspectives on wartime France - Hanna Diamond, Simon Kitson, ebrary, Inc c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Contemporary French cinema - Guy Nicholas Austin 2008

        Book 

    3. Caché / Hidden 8 items
      1. Caché - Ara Osterweil 2006

        Article 

      2. Paris 1961: Algerians, state terror, and memory - Jim House, Neil MacMaster, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    4. Holocaust on Film 4 items
      All films and readings are available via Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7JgWvT6lWAATHozNFJfR1lzVjg https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7JgWvT6lWAAb256VmxRcDVxMU0
      1. Die Todesmühlen / Death Mills (Hannus Burger / Billy Wilder, 1946, US)

         

        Hirsch, Joshua. "Posttraumatic Cinema and the Holocaust Documentary." Film & History, Vol. 32, No. 1 (2002), pp. 9 – 21

        Kerner, Aaron. Film and the Holocaust: new perspectives on dramas, documentaries, and experimental films (New York: Continuum, 2011), Chapter 10

        Weckel, Ulrike. "Disappointed hopes for spontaneous mass conversion German responses to allied atrocity film screenings 1945-46." Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, 2012, pp. 39 – 53

      2. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985, France/West Germany)

         

        Kerner, Aaron. Film and the Holocaust: new perspectives on dramas, documentaries, and experimental films (New York: Continuum, 2011), Chapter 11

        LaCapra,Dominick, Lanzmann's "Shoah": "Here There Is No Why",Critical Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 2. (Winter, 1997), pp. 231 – 269

        Lanzmann, Claude; Ruth Larson; David Rodowick. "Seminar With Claude Lanzmann 11 April 1990". Yale French Studies, No. 79 (1991), pp. 82-99.

        Olin, Margaret, "Lanzmann's Shoah and the Topography of the Holocaust Film," Representations, No. 57 (Winter 1997), pp. 1 – 23

      3. Rosenstraße (Margareta von Trotta, 2003, Germany)

         

        Fairbairn, Marty. "Memory and Responsibility: An Interview with Margarethe von Trotta on Rosenstrasse." Journal of Religion and Film, Vol. 12, No. 1 (April 2008)

        Hirsch, Marianne. "The Generation of Postmemory." Poetics Today, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2008), pp. 103 – 128

        Hirsch, Marianne. "Maus, Mourning, and Post-Memory." Discourse, Vol. 15, No. 2, (Winter 1992-93), pp. 3 – 29

        Taberner, Stuart. "Philo-SemitisminRecent German Film: Aimée und Jaguar, RosenstraßeandDas Wunder von Bern." German Life & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 3 (2005), pp. 357 – 372

      4. Auschwitz (Uwe Boll, 2011, Germany)

         

        Cole, Tim. Selling the Holocaust: From Auschwitz to Schindler: How History Is Bought, Packaged, and Sold (New York: Routledge, 1999), Introduction

        Kerner, Aaron. Film and the Holocaust: new perspectives on dramas, documentaries, and experimental films (New York: Continuum, 2011), Chapter 3

        Lang, Berel. Holocaust Representation: Art Within the Limits of History and Ethics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000) Chapter 3

        Langford, Barry. "'You cannot look at this': Thresholds of Unrepresentability in Holocaust film." The Journal of Holocaust Education, 8:3, 23-40

    5. Levi: 6 items
      1. Auschwitz report - Levi, Primo, Debenedetti, Leonardo, Woolf, Judith, Gordon, Robert S. C. 2006

        Book Recommended Reading

      2. The Cambridge companion to Primo Levi - Gordon, Robert S. C. 2007

        Book Recommended Reading

      3. Primo Levi's ordinary virtues: from testimony to ethics - Gordon, Robert S. C. 2001

        Book Recommended Reading

      4. Primo Levi: rewriting the Holocaust - Benchouiha, Lucie c2006

        Book Recommended Reading

      5. Primo Levi's universe: a writer's journey - Sam Magavern c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

      6. New reflections on Primo Levi: before and after Auschwitz - Risa B. Sodi, Millicent Joy Marcus 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading

    6. Murder in Memoriam, Daeninckx 1 item
      1. Murder in memoriam - Didier Daeninckx, Liz Heron 2012

        Book 

  4. Nanni Moretti, Caro diario - Villa, Federica 2007

    Book Recommended Reading

  5. Existentialism and contemporary cinema: a Sartrean perspective - Jean-Pierre Boul, Enda McCaffrey 2011 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Reading

  6. Existentialism and contemporary cinema: a Beauvoirian perspective - Jean-Pierre Boulé, Ursula Tidd 2012 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended Reading

  7. Spanish Civil War 11 items
    1. I Ay, Carmela! (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Independent Research

    2. Land And Freedom (dvd)

      Audio-visual document Independent Research

    3. The Spanish Civil War - Paul Preston 1996

      Book Independent Research

    4. Blood of Spain: the experience of civil war, 1936-1939 - Ronald Fraser 1979

      Book Independent Research

    5. Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell 1989

      Book Recommended Reading

    6. Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives - Judith B. Kerman, John Edgar Browning 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    7. Pan's labyrinth - Mar Diestro-Dópido 2013

      Book Core Text

  8. German Reunification 5 items
    1. German national cinema - Sabine Hake 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

    2. On the social life of postsocialism: memory, consumption, Germany - Daphne Berdahl, Matti Bunzl c2010

      Book Independent Research

    3. Hollywood behind the Wall: the cinema of East Germany - Daniela Berghahn 2005

      Book Recommended Reading

    4. Screening the East: Heimat, memory and nostalgia in German film since 1989 - Nick Hodgin, ProQuest (Firm) 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Reading

  9. Kureishi and Fundamentalism 6 items
    1. The black album with "My son the fanatic": a novel and a short story - Hanif Kureishi, Hanif Kureishi 2009

      Book Recommended Reading

    2. My son, the fanatic - Hanif Kureishi 1997

      Book Core Text

    3. My son the fanatic - Udayan Prasad, Hanif Kureishi 1997

      Audio-visual document Core Text

  10. Alan Bennett, Thatcher and Education 2 items
    1. Understanding Alan Bennett - Peter Wolfe 1999

      Book Independent Research