Spring 2017  |  GLOS 3900 Section 003: Topics in Global Studies -- Holocaust Art: History and Commemoration (68536)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit (5 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
GLOS 5900 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/18/2017 - 04/20/2017
Tue, Thu 06:00PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-111
 
04/25/2017
Tue 06:00PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
 
04/27/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 06:00PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hanson Hall 1-111
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Topics vary each semester. See Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Yehudit Shendar, former Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Museum and Memorial, will lead the lectures for this course. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?abaer+GLOS3900+Spring2017
Class Description:
This three-week, one-credit course explores the history of the Holocaust through works of art created by Jewish artists living under Nazi occupation during the Holocaust, 1933-1945. Lectures will be led by one of the world's leading scholars on Holocaust Art, Yehudit Shendar, and will appeal to students of art, art history, global studies, history, sociology, museum studies, anthropology, German studies and Jewish studies. The course will investigate works of art and artist biographies with an emphasis on the particular historical events as reflected in the visual material. The artists who witnessed the events sought to process, to mourn, to document, to recall, to protest; thus their visual account will be analyzed as testimony. Poetry, literature, and memoirs of fellow survivors will also be intertwined throughout the course. The course will also address the subject of Holocaust commemoration through an examination of memorials and Holocaust museums worldwide as a means to understand the collective memory by the wide public. As the Holocaust has grown in importance throughout the world, commemorative manifestations have appeared globally: Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and International Holocaust Day ceremonies, Holocaust museums and Holocaust monuments. This course will explore these commemorative manifestations and the political role they play within their communities. The course will be a mixture of lesson and discussion. The course assumes no prior knowledge of Holocaust history. Grades will be determined on attendance, class participation, and a final paper.

Yehudit Shendar is former Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator at Yad Vashem and a current member of the Schwabinger Kunstfund, the international Task-force comprised of experts researching the provenance of the Cornelius Gurlitt cache of Nazi-looted art, unveiled in Munich in 2013.

Grading:
Grades will be determined on attendance, class participation, and a final paper.
Class Format:
The course will be a mixture of lesson and discussion. The course assumes no prior knowledge of Holocaust history.

60% Lecture
20% Discussion
10% Hands-on activities (assignments)
10% Film screenings

Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=GLOS3900~003&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 November 2016

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2017 3000 Level Global Studies Classes Taught by Alejandro Baer

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