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New historicism, Holocaust denial, historical revisionism

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Department
English
Course
E 405
Professor
Pamela Coke
Semester
Spring

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10 AprilNew HistoricismNarratives do important cultural workThey function as a kind of workshop where cultural problems hopes and obsessions are addressed or avoidedIn what ways do the texts we read for this week do important cultural workViewing the German resistanceSometimes the absence of a narrative tells somethingRecognizing ignoranceAwarenessNew Historicists argue that the best framework for interpreting literature is to place it in its historical context what contemporaneous issues anxieties and struggles does the work of literature reflect refract or try to work throughApply this to the Holocaust texts read for this weekDifference between when the events happened and when the book was writtenpublishedHolocaust deni
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