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Throwing Down the Screen of Literature: Can Criticism Engage with Genocide?

Woolf, J. (2006) Throwing Down the Screen of Literature: Can Criticism Engage with Genocide? Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 12 (3). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1359-1371

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Abstract

This article argues that a literary equivalent to Roland Barthes’ punctum might play a part (albeit a brief and inevitably in some sense fictive part) in enabling us to throw down the screen of literature which helps to shield us from the immediacy of realities ‘so utterly outside our experience ’.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > English and Related Literature (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 17:30
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2009 17:30
Status: Published
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6208

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