THE CENTER FOR JEWISH STUDIES AT UC SANTA CRUZ

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Najat Abdulhaq

November 1, 2017 @ 12pm – Najat Abdulhaq, “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the ‘Arab Jew’ in Contemporary Arabic Literature”

For decades, two official nationalist narratives, Arab-Egyptian & Israeli, dominated the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. Recently, a different narrative is emerging in the Arabic speaking sphere, with documentaries, films & novels taking a cardinal role in this process. How and why is this emergence taking place? Najat Abulhaq is the author of […]

Freedom, Justice, Difference: The Merchant of Venice Now

November 7, 2017 @ 6pm – Freedom, Justice, & Difference: The Merchant of Venice Now

  Karin Coonrod, the Founding Director of Compagnia de’ Colombari, will join Nathaniel Deutsch and Sean Keilen for a public discussion of her path-breaking production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venice Ghetto (2016). Join us to discover why Shakespeare’s play about Jews and Christians in Renaissance Italy is a key text for deciding […]

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