Quentin Tarantino’s Holocaust: Reflections on Inglourious Basterds

Susan Suleiman is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. One of the world’s leading figures in the field of Holocaust Studies, she has also made significant contributions to scholarship on 20th-Century French literature and culture, avant-garde movements, feminist theory, and problems of narrative. Among her many books are The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives (1986), Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook (1996), Exile and Creativity: Signposts, Travelers, Outsiders, Backward Glances (1998), and Crises of Memory and the Second World War (2006). In this talk, she will turn her attention to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009), one of the most controversial and widely debated representations of World War II and the Holocaust in the history of film. 

Location: Music Room, Levis Faculty Center 

Date: Monday, October 17, 2011, 7:30 pm

Video of lecture here.