Centre for Modern Studies
Sunday 28 October 2012, 10.00AM
All staff and postgraduates are warmly invited to attend a series of events focussing on the filmic response to the Holocaust, culminating in a Symposium with guest speakers Professors Max Silverman and Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds) and Professor Sue Vice (University of Sheffield). In preparation for the symposium two important documentary films will be screened in the Berrick Saul Building to allow workshop participants and any other interested parties to watch and reflect on these works. Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Alain Resnais’s Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) will form the bedrock of our discussions but we also question the role of cinema in Holocaust representation more generally. How do these films change and challenge the medium in light of their subject? What is at stake when filmmakers choose to tackle the Holocaust?
It is not necessary to register for these events and you do not need to attend the screenings to come to the symposium or vice versa. Both films are also available on DVD from the Library. Please see the attachment for the full details of the programme.
Screening 1: Shoah (1985) -Sunday 28th October, starting at 10am. Screening in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
A rare opportunity to view Claude Lanzmann’s monumental 503 minute documentary in its entirety. The film has been the focus of much critical attention and is generally considered one of the most important works about the Holocaust in any medium.
The door will be open for those who cannot commit to the entire day so please do drop in and out when you can. There will be breaks at lunch and in the afternoon but unfortunately we cannot provide food. Tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave are available in the building, and there are vending machines for snacks and soft drinks.
Screening 2: Nuit et Brouillard and excerpts of Shoah - Tuesday November 6th 17.30-19.30 - Screening in BS/ 008, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
The Holocaust on Film Symposium - Friday 9th November 17.30-19.30 - The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building
Admission: All welcome