Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory by Barbara Kirshenblatt-gimblettAnne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory by Barbara Kirshenblatt-gimblett

Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory

EditorBarbara Kirshenblatt-gimblett, Jeffrey Shandler

Paperback | October 25, 2012

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As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this young girl's words at the numerous ways people have engaged her life and writing. Apart from officially sanctioned works and organizations, there exists a prodigious amount of cultural production, which encompasses literature, art, music, film, television, blogs, pedagogy, scholarship, religious ritual, and comedy. Created by both artists and amateurs, these responses to Anne Frank range from veneration to irreverence. Although at times they challenge conventional perceptions of her significance, these works testify to the power of Anne Frank, the writer, and Anne Frank, the cultural phenomenon, as people worldwide forge their own connections with the diary and its author.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is University Professor of Performance Studies and Affiliated Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Her books include (with Mayer Kirshenblatt) They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland before the Holocaust and The Art of Being Jewish in Modern Tim...
Title:Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, MemoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 25, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253007399

ISBN - 13:9780253007391

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Anne Frank, The Phenomenon
Part I: Mediating
1. From Diary to Book: Text, Object, Structure Jeffrey Shandler
2. From Page to Stage Edna Nahshon
3. In Moving Images Leshu Torchin
Part II: Remembering
4. Hauntings and Sitings in Germany Henri Lustiger Thaler and Wilfried Wiedemann
5. Teaching Anne Frank in America Ilana Abramovitch
6. Anne Frank as Icon, from Human Rights to Holocaust Denial Brigitte Sion
7. Anne Frank, a Guest at the Seder Liora Gubkin
Part III: Imagining
8. Literary Afterlives of Anne Frank Sara R. Horowitz
9. Suturing In: Anne Frank as Conceptual Model for Visual Art Daniel Belasco
10. Sounds from the Secret Annex: Composing a Young Girl's Thoughts Judah M. Cohen
Part IV: Contesting
11. Critical Thinking: Scholars Reread the Diary Sally Charnow
12. Anne Frank on Crank: Comic Anxieties Edward Portnoy
Epilogue: The Anne Frank Tree-A Life of Its Own Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
End Notes
Musicography Judah M. Cohen
Videography Aviva Weintraub

Editorial Reviews

"A brilliantly conceived and long overdue opening up [or deconstruction] of the Anne Frank story." -James Clifford, Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness Department
University of California, Santa Cruz, The Predicament of Culture