Centre for Jewish Studies

Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture

Critical perspectives on Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture
A project supported by the Stanley and Audrey Burton Trust

The challenge:

The team at the University of Leeds:

Dr Eva Frojmovic, Centre for Jewish Studies; Professor Griselda Pollock, Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History; Professor Graham Huggan and others, Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Professor Clive Jones, chair of Israeli Studies, POLIS (Politics and International Studies); Professor Max Silverman,, Professor of French, (Centre for French and Francophone Cultural; Studies)

Three Themes:

Unnoticed tropes The complexities of Antisemitism in contemporary culture

Intersections Antisemitism and postcoloniality

Displacements Antisemitism and new internationalisms

Past Events

(for upcoming events see the events listing on the Centre’s homepage)

10 June 2009 David Hirsh (Goldsmiths College): “Anti-Zionism: the New Antisemitism?” Or is the ‘Israel Lobby’ trying to silence honest criticism of Israel?

8th March 2010 ANTHONY JULIUS book launch: TRIALS OF THE DIASPORA: A HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN ENGLAND

28.10.2010: Jonathan Wilson (Tufts University): Anti-Semites Delight: Jacob de Haan, Yitzhak Rabin and the Assassin’s Creed (chaired by Dr Claudia Sternberg)

24 January 2011:Griselda Pollock lectured to students on Georges Didi-Huberman’s book, The Memory of the Camps

CONCENTRATIONARY IMAGINARIES/IMAGINARIES OF VIOLENCE

13-15 April 2011, University of Leeds, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cath/cont_men2/cont_mem_2.html

13 July 2011: As part of the International Medieval Congress, Eva Frojmovic chaired a roundtable on the display of i.e. Jewish archeological finds in Europe, which often raise ghosts from the past which local communities would prefer remained buried. The roundtable was funded by the AHRC network “Postcolonising the medieval image”.

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