Bozena Shallcross - "The Muselmann and the Necrotopography of a Wartime Ghetto"
|When||February 24, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM |
|Where||Social Science Research, Tea Room |
|Contact Information||Chicago Center for Jewish Studies |
|Description||In this lecture, the figure of a Muselmann emerges from archival photographs, diaries, medical and forensic accounts to foreground an experience of death by starvation, diseases, and isolation. Described yet overlooked, photographed yet despised, the Muselmann — viewed in a current discourse solely as a product of the Nazi concentration camps — is comprehended here as a bearer of a post-verbal, somatic witness in the necro-zones of both the Lager and the ghetto. |
Bozena Shallcross is professor in the Department of Slavic Literatures and Languages.
|Categories||Conferences/Lectures, Lectures |
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