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Génocide, enfance et adolescence dans la littérature, le dessin et au cinéma

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Silke Segler-Meßner and Isabella von Treskow

L’objectif de ce recueil est d’étudier la vision formée au cours des génocides et des guerres par les enfants et les adolescents ainsi que la symbolisation de l’enfance et de la jeunesse. Les contributions tentent de comprendre l’expression des expériences sur la base de récits, de poésies, de dessins et de témoignages. Centré sur la Shoah en Europe et le génocide des Tutsi au Rwanda, sans pour autant oublier les persécutions national-socialistes des résistants politiques et des Roms, ce volume interdisciplinaire rassemble des articles de base sur la transmission du vécu et sur la réception de l’expérience, du plus jeune âge jusqu’à l’adolescence, de l’emblématique au référentiel, se vouant ainsi à un champ de recherche dont le potentiel n’est pas encore assez exploité.
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Genocide, Childhood and Youth in Literature, Drawing and Film

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Facing children at eye level: recording the experience of children and youths in genocide and war, sharing their perspective, taking their comments and descriptions, poems, drawings and evidence for serious, exploring their perspective in fiction, film and memorization – all these aspects are embraced in this volume.

Of central interest in this context is the Shoah, the prosecution of the European Jews and all other persons that were declared as Jews by the Nazi Regime, but also Ruanda, where the Hutu majority killed ten thousands of the moderate Tutsi minority in 1994. The authors of this book try to explore and moderate the memories of children and youths from their personal perspective. Furthermore, they examine the paradigmatic character of the Shoah, the symbolizing of children as topos for vulnerability and the stylization of childhood as a period of innocence and naivety – contrasted by reflections from a psychotherapeutic background on traumatization by a genocide experience: How can literature work as a motor and reservoir for “Lebenswissen” – a new scientific term to describe the potential of literature in defining the limits of applied science? To find new answers, the editors have invited a interdisciplinary group of philosophers, psychologists, young academics and well-known experts from France, Canada, Germany and Sweden.

Genozid, Kindheit und Jugend in Literatur, Zeichnung und Film

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