Among the extensive representations of the Holocaust, Anne Frank’s status is singular. No other victim of Nazi persecution looms so large, thanks to the wide readership of her Diary of a Young Girl. On Tues., May 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., New York University’s Center for Religion and Media will host “Mediating Anne Frank: A Colloquium” (Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Pl.], Room 802).
This colloquium will offer a series of presentations on Anne Frank’s diary and the various mediations it has inspired—focusing on the diary itself, the Anne Frank House, musical adaptations, and televised representations—as an exemplar of Holocaust representation and as a test case for understanding the intersection of Jews, media, and religion. What are the consequences of Anne’s singular celebrity? How have mediations of her diary—originally written as a private, confessional work—transformed this work and her life into objects of devotion?
What: “Mediating Anne Frank: A Colloquium”
When: Tues., May 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Pl.], Room 802
For a complete schedule of sessions, go to www.nyu.edu/fas/center/religionandmedia/. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.3759.
The Center for Religion and Media at New York University is one of 10 Centers of Excellence funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, as part of an effort to stimulate innovative research and teaching in the interdisciplinary study of religion. The Center’s goal is to develop and broaden interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scholarship, pedagogy, and public knowledge of religion and media at New York University. While this project was conceived before September 11, that event and its aftermath have dramatized the need for understanding the spread of religious ideas and practices through a variety of media.