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Conference: The Holocaust in literature

27.06.2023 - 29.06.2023

The Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp is organising an international seminar in the English language from 27 to 29 June: The Holocaust in 21st-Century Children’s, Young Adult and Adult Literature. Various speakers will explain how contemporary authors deal with the Holocaust in their oeuvre. Using a comparative and multilingual approach, we will gain a better understanding of how the world is remembering the Holocaust.

The conference has a dual purpose. Initially, the CoHLit-21 research team will share the most significant findings of the comparative study into contemporary children’s, young adult and adult literature. The focus will be on six different languages (German, Russian, English, Polish, Dutch and Hebrew) and six geographical areas (Germany, Russia, the US, Poland, the Low Countries and Israel). Following this, the experts will investigate other languages and geographical areas and examine how various cultures dealt, or deal, with the Holocaust from the start of the 21st century to today.

The conference will take place at Kazerne Dossin on 29 June. Registrations will be accepted up to and including 20 June.

  • 27.06.2023 - 29.06.2023
  • English
  • University of Antwerp, City Campus (Lange Sint-Annastraat 7) & Kazerne Dossin
  • €30 including catering and a visit to Kazerne Dossin, registration mandatory
  • Registrations will be accepted up to and including 20 June