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DUTCH-JEWISH-FEMALE: THE CRITICAL RECEPTION OF ETTY HILLESUM’S WRITINGS (1914-1943) AND THE VARYING BOUNDARIES OF THE CANON
December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presenting is Gabriele Weinberger, Professor of German, French, English, Modern and Classical Languages at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina.
Etty Hillesum, a Amsterdam university student of philosophy and Russian literature, was a prolific writer during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Archived in Belgium and published since the 1980s, her writings draw interest from a wide circle of scholars, since her thinking is steeped in Spinoza’s philosophy and her eloquent diaries and letters delve deeply into matters of the diaspora and contemporary Jewish life, while establishing a theology of survival in the tension between Jewish and Christian influences. The presentation will explore differences in her critical reception within the cannon of Holocaust Literature in Europe, the US and Israel.
Moderation: Jonathan Hess (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures)
(Co-Convener: UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Center for Jewish Studies)
Co-Sponsors and/or additional support provided by U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funding
Acknowledgement of Support: This event has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of The UNC Center for European Studies and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.