November 2, 2009 Archives
(It's also the only major assignment we'll do for the rest of the term.)
I do not expect to be able to discuss each paper individually with you during class, but I will aim to get you some quick feedback right away, and encourage you to come to sign up for longer consultations.
Feel free to take risks for this assignment; if you hit a dead end or change your topic, that's a good sign -- it's better that you make those changes now, than after you've written 6 or 8 pages.
"The Use of Comic Books in Teaching the Holocaust," a lecture by Beverly Harris-Schenz of the University of Pittsburgh German Department, on teaching the Holocaust to German students. 8 p.m., Thursday, Jewish Community Center (412-421-1500). --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Avi sez, "'Mickey Mouse in Gurs' is a tragic 'comic' book made by Horst Rosenthal in 1942 while incarcerated at the Gurs internment camp in France. Rosenthal uses Mickey Mouse as a kind of subversive Virgil to guide us through the hellish experiences of the concentration camp. Horst Rosenthal was murdered in Auschwitz in 1942." --BoingBoing