Antisemitism and English Culture
A major international conference on the histories and cultures of antisemitism in England, from the Middle Ages to the present day. To be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, 9-11 July 2007.
Keynote speakers include
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>Key questions to be addressed by the conference include:
Can we talk of a distinctly English kind of antisemitism? Is antisemitism inherent in Englishness? What is, or has been, the relationship between 'high' or intellectual English culture and antisemitism? How far can specific English contexts be seen to have engendered antisemitism? Is there a meaningful history of English philosemitism, and what is its relationship to antisemitism? In what ways is England's antisemitic past reflected in the present? What is the relationship between English antisemitism and communism, socialism, fascism, Zionism, Islamism, secularism, liberalism, and other ideologies? How is antisemitism mediated in English art, literature and other cultural forms? What are the contours of continuity and transformation in English antisemitism? To what extent have the terms 'antisemitism' and 'Englishness' become redundant? How much use do they retain?
>Confirmed speakers include: Jacob Selwood; Chloe Houston; Phyllis Lassner; Bernhard Dietz; Giles Bergel; Maryanne Rhett; Lloyd Kermode; John Klier; David Fowler; Anne Summers; Eva Johanna Holmberg; Sam Johnson; Sue Vice; Peter Lawson; Robert Wistrich; Cheryl Malcolm Alexander; Todd Endelman; Guy Galazka; Jeremy Webster; Hannah McLoughlin; James Renton; Lizzie White; Sarah Felicia Gracombe; William Rubinstein; Emily Rose; Rachel Cohen; Toni Wein; Heather Blurton; Arthur Kiron; Jonathan Karp; Adam Sutcliffe; Bryan Cheyette; Ariel Hessayon; Antero Holmila; Laura Jacobs; Paul Steinberg; Meri-Jane Rochelson; Nadia Valman; Efraim Sicher; Linda Weinhouse; Gina Glasman; Glenda Abramson; Edna Nahson; Rachel Garfield; Paul Lawrence Rose; Ruti Ungar; Eliane Glaser.
>Prior registration is mandatory. For further information please contact Dr Anthony Bale (firstname.lastname@example.org), School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, LONDON WC1E 7HX or visit www.bbk.ac.uk/eh/conf/antisemitism
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