The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Manuela Consonni is a Fellow and Section Director in Scholion, the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies. She wrote a monograph on the memory of the deportations and extermination in Italy between 1945 and1985 (Magnes University Press), based on literary and memoir sources. She published several articles on Jewish-Christian Relations after World War II, on memory and identity issues, and on the question of gender. Her research and teaching fields are general and Jewish history and literary and cultural studies, including study of the Holocaust in Italy in a comparative European context, that is, in the context of Spanish, French, and German history and literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, cultural history, gender theory, and film studies. Her current research project is “Bracketing Death: Philosophical and Anthropological Analysis of Death and the History of the Shoah.” She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Italia -- On the History and the Literature of Italian Jewry.
Essays in Partial Answers
Primo Levi, Robert Antelme, and the Body of the Muselmann
Volume 7, Number 2 , June 2009