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Michele Aaron

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.
Queer Jewish Culture
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 s...