English 048 (Rajaram) Holocaust (Matthews): Assignment

Assignment

English 48--Holocaust Literature

 

Final Essay

Research paper--Holocaust Literature

 

In this class, we have read about the Jewish Holocaust, the Darfur genocide, and the genocide of Rwanda while examining definitions of genocide and parallels between each example of genocide covered in class.

 

What are we missing from this discussion? In a 7-8 page research paper, please write about some aspect of genocide or the Jewish Holocaust that we did not have time to explore in class. You can look at a specific historic incident within a genocide, or explore the legal aspects of prosecuting genocide.

 

Here are some possible topics:

  • Current examples of genocide in the world

  • Rehabilitation after genocide

  • Psychological trauma and genocide

  • Legal developments in prosecuting acts of genocide

  • Reconciliation post-genocide

  • Artists responding to genocide

 

Paper specifications:

  • 7-8 pages

  • Include annotated bibliography (we will discuss at library session)

  • Double spaced

  • Typed

  • You may use block quote citation or in-text citation (or both)

  • 12 point font, TNR

  • Page numbered

  • Turned in via blackboard

  • Due in class  on the date of the final Wednesday, December 13 at 10AM in class

 

MANDATORY LIBRARY SESSION SCHEDULED FOR 12/4/17 IN ROOM 119 OF THE LIBRARY.