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Reading & Discussion With Author Beth Benedix

Event Type
Lecture
Topics
academic, author visit, culture, discussion session, holocaust
Sponsor
Sponsored by the Initiative for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies and co-sponsored by the European Union Center
Date
Oct 29, 2018   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Beth Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University
Cost
Free
Contact
Paul Myers
E-Mail
psmyers2@illinois.edu
Views
21
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University, is the author of Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story.

 

A synopsis describes the new work as "a powerful, gripping story about storytelling itself; it’s about the risks involved in trying to tell stories which themselves are dangerous and full of perils. Rather than tread on familiar ground sometimes seen in Holocaust narratives, Beth Benedix offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the torturous task of telling a harrowing story, using a narrative voice which is simultaneously humble and intense, calm and breathless. Ghost Writer is about how to make life whole when things seem to be falling apart, about how the very act of telling stories can sometimes save us." (https://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/33692/)

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