London’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas

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Michele Aaron

Contributors

Michele Aaron lectures in American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham. She has published widely on contemporary film culture, queer cinema and theory, and Jewishness and gender. She is the author of New Queer Cinema and Spectatorship: The Power of Looking on.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2010

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Intersections and overlap between Queer and Jewish cultures were prominent within classic Yiddish films and writing and have resurfaced ever since. The synthesis of the two cultures which has a great tradition in which the outsider is celebrated, also has a darker side, complicated by Antisemitic queering of the Jewish male. Whether the ‘bearers of modernity’ or ‘the driving force behind American culture’, Queer and Jewish cultures are fascinating in their own right and particularly so when examined together.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.