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Migration, Memory and the Visual Arts: Second Generation (Jewish) Artists
Friday 7 May, 9.15-17.35
Whilst notions of post-memory (Hirsch) and prosthetic memory (Landsberg) have become a critical focus of attention in Holocaust literature, comparatively little attention has been paid to these concepts in the field of visual arts, where artwork by the so-called ‘second generation’ (i.e. children of Jewish refugees or Holocaust survivors) has not been systematically explored. This free one-day online symposium, organised by the University of Leicester, therefore aims to set out a new interdisciplinary research agenda, looking at how second-generation (Jewish) artists have engaged with the Holocaust, with the first-generation experience, and with related issues of migration, memory and identity.
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