Maurice Samuels & Emanuela Trevisan Semi: Negotiating French, Maghreb-French and Jewish Identities

Posted on December 7th, 2011 in Events

March 21, 4:00 pm, The Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall

Negotiating French, Maghreb-French and Jewish Identities Through Literature and History:

Maurice Samuels (Yale University), “Fictions of Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century France”
Emanuela Trevisan Semi (Ca’ Foscari University, Italy):  “Do Moroccans share Nostalgia of the Jews from Morocco for a Mystical Past?: Sharing and Unsharing Narratives about Jews-Muslims Relationships in Morocco”

As part of the 2012 event series on Negotiating French, Maghreb-French and Jewish Identities Through Literature and History, the discussion session seeks to enhance a new dialogue between different plural voices writing about multiple Jewish identities originating from France and the Maghreb.  It will specially focus on conflicting and co-existing identities and the ways in which they are presented in literature and history. The series aims to look beyond the much discussed hybrid identity of widely translated writers and scholars, and present a more inclusive, rich, and complex perspective on the unique interplay between Jewish, French and/or Maghreb identities.

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of French and Italian

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