Religion and Holocaust Memory in Public Life (THE3219)

30 credits

This module explores the ways in which the growing prominence of Holocaust remembrance in public life has intersected with religion. There are three key dimensions to this:

  • the ways in which Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities have interacted with public Holocaust memory
  • the intersections of religion and Holocaust memory in film, television, literature, and visual art,
  • the use of religious tradition and evocation of religious experience amidst museums, memorials, sites of persecution, and remembrance ceremonies.

The module has no pre- or co-requisites and though housed in the Department of Theology and Religion it is suitable for students across the College of Humanities and College of Social Science and International Studies.