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Sunday, July 31, 2011

International Seminar Holocaust Literature: Memories and Losses

A Two –Day International Seminar on 
Holocaust Literature: Memories and Losses
September 23-24, 2011

The Department of Studies in English, University of Mysore, Mysore is organizing a two-day colloboration with P E S College of Arts, Science and Commerce , Mandya. Thanks to writers and second generation Holocaust survivors such as Professor Scarlett Epstein, Savyon Liebrecht, Dr. Diti Ronen and Tzippy who volunteered to participate in the Seminar. Dr. U R Ananthamurthy has agreed to deliver the keynote address. Nemichandra, a Holocaust writer in Kannada, is also taking part in the Seminar. The Seminar will be held at P E S College campus, Mandya which is 45 kms. from Mysore on the way to Bangalore. Our other participants are Dr. Neluka Silva, Colombo University, SriLanka; Professor Gurumurthy Neelakantan, I I T Khanpur; Professor Rajendra Chenny, Kuvempu University; Professor K T sunitha, Professor C Naganna, Uni. Of Mysore; Dr. Seema Malik, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur; Dr Chitra Panicker, Bangalore University; Dr Kalpana Rao, Pondicherry Central University.

Holocaust is whatever it is. An attempt is made to come to terms with it by Holocaust writers. A legacy as it is, it has been kept up very high by the three successive generations of writers. Beginning with the Letters and Diaries it has encompassed all forms of Literature. A bird’s eye view of the ever-growing list of the Holocaust writers includes the three Nobel Laureates – Elie Wiesel, Nelly Sachs, Ketesz and others like Anne Frank, Leslie Epstein, Primo Levi, Nava Semal, Ida Fink, Savyon Liebrecht, Diti Ronen, Daniel Mendel Sohn, Thane Rosebaum, Joseph Skibell, Jonathan Safron Foer and many more.

Seminar Objectives
  • To explore the history and the beginning of Holocaust Literature
  • To debate and discuss the contemporary trends and themes in Holocaust Literature

Seminar Theme:
The Seminar explores the complex relationship between the Holocaust and its ever deepening
impact on its victims and humanity; the depiction of trauma and the contemporary response; Holocaust
and identity, race and religion.

They invite seminar paper proposals in not more than 300 words and seminar papers to be readable
in 15-20 minutes (10- 15 pages in A4 size).

The last date for receipt of proposals is August 31, 2011.

The last date for receipt of complete papers is September 15, 2011.

Registration fee: Rs. 200.

E mail papers and proposals, queries and clarifications to: mahadev_kunderi  AT /
Mobile: 94481 94470.

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