The workshop’s emphasis is on new and innovative work being undertaken in the field and is intended to provide a forum for presenting and analysing the most recent critical and theoretical approaches to British-Jewish fiction, film, television drama and documentary.
Through the workshop we hope to explore, among other topics, the representation of ‘hyphenated’ British and Jewish identities; the recent history and current state of British-Jewish literary and visual culture; and the relation of that culture to the mainstream in Britain. The seminar will also consider British-Jewish culture in the light of postcolonial thinking and in comparison to the development of Jewish culture in the USA.
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
Session 1: Post-War British-Jewish Fiction
Session 2: British-Jewish Film and Television
Session 3: British-Jewish Writing in Relation to Anglophone and World Jewish Literary Production
Axel Stähler, University of Kent and Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Axel Stähler, University of Kent
Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
The Pears Institute explores the pattern of antisemitism both today and in the past. We connect research on antisemitism to the wider study of racialization and intolerance.