Art critique

Nostalgia as criticism: Jews in Egyptian cinema

This talk with Deborah Starr (Cornell University) and Eyal Sagui Bizawe (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is part of the “Sephardic Thought and Modernity Series”, which focuses on continuity and rupture as a way to deepen our dialogue on the different forms that modernity has adopted throughout Sephardic history.

We discuss concepts including the meaning of “modernity” in non-European contexts, such as the Levant and/or the Arab world, explore how non-European Jewish societies synthesized tradition, change and cultural diversity, and delve deeper into Sephardic intellectual life, cosmopolitanism, cultural belonging, language, translation and mobility.

Sponsored by the Belzberg Program in Israel Studies at the University of Calgary and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. With the collaboration of the American Sefardi Federation, Centro Sefarad Israel and the International Network for Jewish Thought.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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