The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0982 Sunday, 5 November 2006
From: Carol Barton <
Date: Saturday, 4 Nov 2006 17:10:47 -0500
Subject: Call for Papers: Antisemitism and English Culture
This is a cross-posting from H-Albion, in case anyone is interested in
participating in behalf of Will and Kit: if so, please answer Dr. Bale
), not me.
Best to all,
Call for Papers: Antisemitism and English Culture
Location: United Kingdom
Conference Date: 2007-07-09
Date Submitted: 2006-10-27
Announcement ID: 153477
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
English culture and antisemitism?
How far can specific English contexts be seen to have engendered
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
How is antisemitism mediated in English art, literature and other
What are the contours of continuity and transformation in English
To what extent have the terms 'antisemitism' and 'Englishness' become
redundant? 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
), School of English & Humanities, Birkbeck
College, University of London, Malet Street, LONDON, WC1E 7HX, England.
The Conference is organised in association with the Jewish Museum,
Camden Town, London.
Dr Anthony Bale
School of English
LONDON WC1E 7HX
Visit the website at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/eh/conf/antisemitism/
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