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Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain

A recording of the whole day of the conference at Birkbeck College, September 11, 2013.

http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2013/09/writing-jews-in-contemporary-britain/

Writing Jews in Contemporary Britain

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.

The workshop will consist of three two-speaker panels, each panel centred on a particular theme

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