Starting with If This Is A Man (translated into English as Survival in Auschwitz) and continuing to later works such as The Periodic Table and The Drowned and the Saved, this course will explore the central and perpetually troubling questions of Levi’s work. Surveying these texts alongside those of his commentators, we will ask: What makes a person human or an act inhuman? Does morality exist within the concentration camp, and if so, of what kind? Who is the survivor and what is the substance of his or her testimony? And how can we situate the horrific reality of the Holocaust within the triumphant claims often made in the name of Western Civilization?
Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 PM
November 13 – December 11, 2018
4 sessions over 5 weeks
Class will not meet Tuesday, November 20th.
$315; Members receive a 15% discount (please email email@example.com or call 646.437.4334 to receive your discount code)
Please note: This course is co-presented by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. The ‘Enroll‘ button above will take you to their website.