Holocaust Intersections
Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millennium

Edited by Axel Bangert, Robert S. C. Gordon and Libby Saxton

Moving Image 4

Legenda

25 September 2013  •  240pp

ISBN: 978-1-907975-02-8 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ContemporaryEnglishFrenchGermanItalianArtFilm


Recent representations of the Holocaust have increasingly prompted us to think beyond rigid demarcations of nation and history, medium and genre. Holocaust Intersections sets out to investigate the many points of conjunction between these categories in contemporary images of genocide. The book examines transnational and transhistorical constellations in the field, disclosing rich instances of intersection, of border-crossing and boundary-troubling at levels of production, distribution and reception. It ranges widely over popular Hollywood cinema, documentary film, installation art, TV history and internet platforms. It probes the personal visions of filmakers such as Michael Haneke, Harun Farocki, Rithy Panh and Quentin Tarantino, and it explores the contrasting contexts and histories of France and Italy, Holland and Poland, Cambodia and Rwanda, as each tackled the legacies of genocide.

Drawing on a wide variety of different media and on the most recent scholarship on responses to the Holocaust in historiography and visual culture, Holocaust Intersections brings together a group of leading international scholars to update our understanding of how we look at the Holocaust and genocide today.

Axel Bangert is a Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. Robert S. C. Gordon is Serena Professor of Italian at Cambridge University. Libby Saxton is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Reviews:

  • ‘The 'millennium' of this book's title stands for the reconstitution of Europe since the end of the Cold War - one effect of which has been an enhanced knowledge of the Holocaust based on archives in the former Eastern Bloc - and for the rise of digital media during the same period.’ — Henry K. Miller, Sight & Sound April 2014, 106

Contents:

1-22
Introduction
Robert S. C. Gordon, Axel Bangert, Libby Saxton
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24-45
Between National and Cosmopolitan: 21st Century Holocaust Television in Britain, France and Italy
Emiliano Perra
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46-64
Collecting, Indexing and Digitizing Survivor Accounts: Holocaust Testimonies in the Digital Age
Judith Keilbach
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66-83
Transits: Thinking at the Junctures of Images in Harun Farocki’s Respite and Arnaud des Pallières’s Drancy Avenir
Laura Rascaroli
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84-96
Haneke and the Camps
Maxim Silverman
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98-111
Globalising the Holocaust: Fantasies of Annihilation in Contemporary Media Culture
Barry Langford
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112-130
The Nazi Killin’ Business: A Post-Modern Pastiche of the Holocaust
Ferzina Banaji
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132-147
Neighbours: Polish-Jewish Relations in Contemporary Polish Visual Culture
Matilda Mroz
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148-168
Holocaust Representation in the Multi-Platform TV Documentaries De Oorlog (The War) and 13 in de Oorlog (13 in the War)
Berber Hagedoorn
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170-190
Cambodian Genocide: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Cinema of Rithy Panh
Annette Hamilton
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191-205
The Afterlife of Images
Piotr Cieplak, Emma Wilson
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Bibliography entry:

Bangert, Axel, Robert S. C. Gordon, and Libby Saxton (eds), Holocaust Intersections: Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millennium, Moving Image, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2013)

First footnote reference: 35 Holocaust Intersections: Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millennium, ed. by Axel Bangert, Robert S. C. Gordon and Libby Saxton, Moving Image, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2013), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Bangert, Gordon, and Saxton, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Bangert, Axel, Robert S. C. Gordon, and Libby Saxton (eds). 2013. Holocaust Intersections: Genocide and Visual Culture at the New Millennium, Moving Image, 4 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Bangert, Gordon, and Saxton 2013: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Bangert, Gordon, and Saxton 2013: 21.

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