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Against supersessionist thinking: old and new, Jews and postcolonialism, the ghetto and diaspora

Against supersessionist thinking: old and new, Jews and postcolonialism, the ghetto and diaspora
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Oct 4th, 3:00 pm End: Oct 4th, 4:30 pm
Interest Categories: Jewish Studies, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950
Talk by Bryan Henry Cheyette, University of Reading

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies presents

Against supersessionist thinking: old and new, Jews and postcolonialism, the ghetto and diaspora

Professor Bryan Henry Cheyette, Department of English Literature, University of Reading. Bryan Cheyette is Chair in Modern Literature. Bryan is the editor of seven books and author of Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society (Cambridge University Press, 1993 & 1995) and Muriel Spark (Northcote House, 2000) and is completing Diasporas of the Mind: Literature and 'Race' after the Holocaust (Yale University Press). His research interests include racial representations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century English Literature, postcolonial literature, diasporic literature and British-Jewish Literature. He is has recently guest edited the journal Wasifiri on Jewish/Postcolonial Diasporas and is co-editor of volume VII of the Oxford History of the Novel in English on the British and Irish novel, 1940-2000. He reviews contemporary fiction for the TLS, the Independent and the Guardian.


This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at 416 946 8464.

cheyette


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