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September 29, 2014

Herrmann publishes volume of essays on Spanish Holocaust Survivor

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann, together with co-editor Professor Ofelia Ferrán (University of Minnessota), has published A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún: Buchenwald, Before and After (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). The volume explores the life and work of Spanish Buchenwald survivor, author, and communist leader-turned-apostate, Jorge Semprún (1923-2011). Semprún led an extraordinary and risky life; he suffered and actively fought against Stalinism, Nazism, and Francoism. As a novelist, autobiographer, screenwriter, playwright, and essayist, his oeuvre grapples with the responsibility that surviving and deciphering paradigm-shattering historical events entails. This volume explores his cultural production in all its manifestations, across diverse languages and genres.semprun

September 11, 2013

Herrmann receives grants from Spanish Ministry of Education and Holocaust Education Foundation

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrman has received two grants this summer in support of her Holocaust research and teaching. The first is a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture for completion of her forthcoming volume, A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún: Buchenwald and Beyond. The second is a course development grant from the Holocaust Education Foundation at Northwestern University–for a new course, The Gendered Experience of the Holocaust in the Romance World  (winter 2014).