Tuesday, 8 March 2011

IGRS conference - "Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe", 11-13 April 2011


See below for details about "Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe" - an upcoming conference at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, to be held Monday, 11 - Wednesday, 13 April 2011.  (The co-ordinators are Lucille Cairns (Durham) and Andrea Reiter (Southampton)).

Programme
Monday, 11 April 2011
Room ST 274/275, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, WC1

09.00 Registration
09.30 Lucille Cairns (Durham) and Andrea Reiter (Southampton): Welcome and Introduction

09.45  Cinema       
Nathan Abrams (Bangor): 'Almost the same, but not quite': Jewishness in Contemporary UK Cinema Lihi Nagler (Tel Aviv): Images of Jews in Post-Reunification German Cinema and Television Nathalie Ségeral (Los Angeles/Paris): Frenchness, Jewishness and Identity in Karin Albou's La Petite Jérusalem Lea Wohl (Hamburg): Dani Levy's Film Narrations: a Map of the 'Minefield' of the Contemporary German-Jewish Relationship

11.45 Coffee

12.15 Keynote Lecture
Atina Grossmann (New York): The 'Surviving Remnant' in the Early Postwar Period: Ruptures and Surprising Continuities in the New Europe

13.15 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.30 Intellectuals (1)
Devorah Baum (Southampton): Circumcision Anxiety Maxime Decout (Lyon): Standing Apart/Being a Part: Cixous's Fictional Jewish Identities Robert Kahn (Rouen): The Jew is Never where You Expect Him: Zagdanski and Piperno Read Proust

16.10 Tea

16.40 Intellectuals (2)
Keith Reader (Glasgow): 'Two bald men fighting over a comb?' The Quarrel between Alain Badiou and Eric Marty Matteo Di Figlia (Palermo): Italian Jews and the Extra-Parliamentary Politics. The Assembling of an Identity Marcy Brink-Danan (Providence, RI): Writing to Comfort Ourselves: European Jewish Journalists Reconsider the Audience

At the Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7

19.00  Zorro's Bar Mitzva. A Discussion with Filmmaker Ruth Beckermann followed by a Reception

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Room ST 274/275, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, WC1

09.30  Literature (1)
Bettina Codrai (Southampton): Lost in Third Space? Narrating German-Jewish Identity in Maxim Biller's 'Autobiography' Der gebrauchte Jude Mona Koerte (Berlin): The Language of 'Things' in Contemporary German-Jewish Writing Andrea Reiter (Southampton): 'Performing the Jew'. Recent Novels by Jewish Writers in Austria

11.00  Coffee

11.30  Literature (2)
Cathy Gelbin (Manchester): The New Jew: From the Fin de Siècle to the New Millennium Axel Stähler (Kent): Shifting Baselines: Israel in Recent British Jewish Fiction Olaf Terpitz (Leipzig): The Literary Production of the Russian Jewish Diaspora: Local, Global and Social Aspects Sue Vice (Sheffield): Becoming English: Assimilation and its Discontents in Contemporary British-Jewish Literature

13.30  Lunch (own arrangements)

14.45  Space/Place/Belonging (1)
Anna Maria Droumpouki (Athens): The Art of Holocaust Memory and the Emergence of Anti-Semitism in Greece Eszter Gantner (Berlin): European Jewry versus Hungarian Jewry? Jewish Identities in Contemporary Hungary Diana Popescu (Southampton): Israeli Artists Imagine the 'Return' of the Jewish People to Europe

16.15  Tea

16.45  Keynote Lecture
Matti Bunzl (Illinois): Theodor Herzl's Stepchildren: the Jews of Europe and the Israeli Question

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Room ST 274/275, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, WC1

09.00  Space/Place/Belonging (2)
Karine Michel (IDEMEC/IECJ): Communist Jews in Former East Germany - Expressing one's Jewishness Daniel Monterescu and Sara Zorandy (Budapest): 'Judapest': Improvising Community in Central Europe

10.00  Coffee

10.30  Space/Place/Belonging (3)
Helga Embacher (Salzburg): Solidarity with Israel and America: Jewish Reactions to the Intifada, 9/11 and the War in Iraq in France, Germany and the UK. A Comparison Eyal Lavi (London): 'If there isn't something bad about Israel I'm actually quite pleased': News Reporting and the Ambivalence of Belonging among British Jews Today Yuval Moshkovitz (London): The Jewish-Israeli Subject in the Diaspora - Negotiating Collective Identity between Zionist Ideology and Diasporic Reality

12.15  Keynote Lecture
Diana Pinto (Paris): Who are Europe's Jews Today? Negotiating Jewish Identity in an Asemitic Age

13.15  Closing Discussion
13.30  End of Conference

Further details and registration

To obtain further information and register for the conference, contact Jane.Lewin@sas.ac.uk <mailto:Jane.Lewin@sas.ac.uk>  (tel: 020 7862 8966). Please note the closing date for receipt of registrations is Friday, 1 April 2011.

Conference Fees

All Days
£65.00
£60.00 Reduced Rate
£40.00 Student Rate

1 Day
£45.00
£40.00 Reduced Rate
£30.00 Student Rate

Reduced Rate: Fully paid-up Friends of Germanic Studies, Friends of Italian Studies, or paying members of the IGRS only 
Student Rate: Students with proof of status only

A registration form can be downloaded through here: http://w01.igrscms.wf.ulcc.ac.uk/index.php?id=527

This conference is organised under the auspices of the

University of Durham
University of Southampton

and the

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London

and sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum

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