Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe

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Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe

  • 11 Apr 2011 — 13 Apr 2011
Film poster for Ruth Beckermann's "Zorro’s Bar Mitzva" (2006)
Film poster for Ruth Beckermann's "Zorro’s Bar Mitzva" (2006)

Institute of German and Romance Studies

Senate House (North Block, Second Floor)Malet StreetLondon WC1E 7HU

UK

http://igrs.sas.ac.uk

What does being Jewish today mean in European countries such as Austria, France, Germany or the United Kingdom, and to what extent is this experience shaped by factors that lie outside the national context? These are questions to which younger Jewish writers and intellectuals themselves are searching for an answer.

An international conference at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (IGRS) in London will bring together experts in a variety of fields from Great Britain, other European countries, Canada and the United States of America for a three–day conference.

In addition to about 30 academic papers, the conference will include a discussion with Austrian filmmaker and essayist Ruth Beckermann at the Austrian Cultural Forum London as well as a reading by the winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize Howard Jacobson at the IGRS in London. Both events will be open to the general public.

For information and registration details see http://w01.igrscms.wf.ulcc.ac.uk/index.php?id=527