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Testing the Limits of the Middlebrow: The Holocaust for the Masses

Testing the Limits of the Middlebrow: The Holocaust for the Masses <jats:p> This essay explores how analyzing popular Holocaust films as a representation of Middlebrow cultural production changes conventional assessments of each. Unlike those writers who have suffered the opprobrium of too much accessibility, of being relegated to Middlebrow marginalization from canonical cultural status, Holocaust writers struggle to find the language and forms through which to bear witness to their experiences, in short, to achieve accessibility. In turn, just as popular Holocaust films defy the promises of escapist fantasy, so they demonstrate how Middlebrow culture can be seen as questioning and revising traditional forms of realism and modernist experiment. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Testing the Limits of the Middlebrow: The Holocaust for the Masses

Modernist Cultures , Volume 6 (1): 178 – May 1, 2011

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2011
Subject
Articles; Film, Media & Cultural Studies
ISSN
2041-1022
eISSN
1753-8629
DOI
10.3366/mod.2011.0009
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Abstract

<jats:p> This essay explores how analyzing popular Holocaust films as a representation of Middlebrow cultural production changes conventional assessments of each. Unlike those writers who have suffered the opprobrium of too much accessibility, of being relegated to Middlebrow marginalization from canonical cultural status, Holocaust writers struggle to find the language and forms through which to bear witness to their experiences, in short, to achieve accessibility. In turn, just as popular Holocaust films defy the promises of escapist fantasy, so they demonstrate how Middlebrow culture can be seen as questioning and revising traditional forms of realism and modernist experiment. </jats:p>

Journal

Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: May 1, 2011

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