Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture
Critical perspectives on Antisemitism in Contemporary Culture
A project supported by the Stanley and Audrey Burton Trust
- To stimulate a new debate about Antisemitism
- To provide a meeting ground between university researchers and critical thinkers from other areas of public life and the media.
- To explore some of Antisemitism’s new forms, sites, practices and images
- To situate Antisemitism in the expanding study of racisms of many kinds, in relation to a geographical dispersion which is linked with new directions in the study of the postcolonial, diasporic world.
- To plot the migrations of antisemitic imagery in relation to changes in geopolitical power relations – imagery that appears in places and contexts separate from the historical foundations of European Antisemitism.
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)
Unnoticed tropes The complexities of Antisemitism in contemporary culture
Intersections Antisemitism and postcoloniality
Displacements Antisemitism and new internationalisms
(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”.