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Subject: cfp: English antisemitism
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006 17:32:49 -0500
From: Kevin Joel Berland <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: 18th Century Interdisciplinary Discussion
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Call for papers: Antisemitism and English Culture
Location: United Kingdom
Conference Date: 2007-07-09
A major international interdisciplinary 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, Bloomsbury, London: 9-11 July 2007.
Anthony Julius (Birkbeck College/London Consortium, University of London)
Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London)
Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)
Key questions to be addressed 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
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
What are the contours of continuity and transformation in English antisemitism?
To what extent have the terms 'antisemitism' and 'Englishness'
How much use do they retain?
Papers from all disciplines, or interdisciplinary submissions, are welcomed;
panel proposals of 3 speakers are also welcomed. Papers will be of 20 minutes
duration. Paper proposals of no more than 150 words should be sent as soon as
possible and by 15 December 2006 to Dr Anthony Bale ([log in to unmask]), School
of English & Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet
LONDON, WC1E 7HX, England.
The Conference is organised in association with the Jewish Museum, Camden Town,
Dr Anthony Bale
School of English
LONDON WC1E 7HX
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Visit the website at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/eh/conf/antisemitism/
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