Mid-Week Field Notes–March 23, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  1. My Holocaust & Genocide Studies doctoral dissertation, “Family, Hope, and Survival: The Nativization of Children’s Holocaust Literature in North America, 1940-2020,” is now with my committee members for their review. I hope to defend and graduate in August!
  2. I’m attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference this week virtually since I’m still in an immunocompromised bubble until my medication infusions start next week. I’m looking for inspiration, especially in poetics and memoir.
  3. Join award-winning author Dr. Wendy Lower for a discussion of Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields on March 30, 7 pm ET via Zoom. To register, click here.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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1 Response to Mid-Week Field Notes–March 23, 2022

  1. lilarebecca says:

    Hitler’s Furies is a clever name.

    Such a dark and terrible time, the Holocaust. I remember hearing about it when I was growing up in the 1990’s, as well as in high school. I still remember my high school 10th grade English teacher saying that he spent a whole semester studying that in junior high, and that he never wanted to see another Holocaust Documentary ever again.

    My other English teacher actually taught a course in Holocaust Studies. I took it as an elective in my senior year. I still remember doing my final project on Neo-Nazism and White Nationalism. Opened me up to a whole new level awareness. Maybe that will be my writing project this week: recount my memories of high school, how it felt to learn about all of these disturbing realities, as well as my personal reactions to all of the anti-Semitic tropes that I saw scattered throughout Medieval Art and Literature, especially in a time when my heart was already vulnerable and hurting.

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