Jewish Italy: the Most Ancient Minority presented by Saskia Ziolkowski, Duke University.
Jews in Italy are often referred to as “the most ancient minority,” because of their continuous presence in Italy, from pre-Christian times to today. This talk outlines some of the distinctive features of “Jewish Italy,” including its history, food, art, literature, and cultural traditions, to investigate what “Jewish Italy” might mean. From The Merchant of Venice to The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, literature has played an especially prominent role in understandings of Jewish Italy.
Dr Ziolkowski is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian in Romance Studies at Duke University and is also a faculty member at Duke's Center for Jewish Studies. Previously Dr Ziokowski taught at the University of California at Berkeley (where she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities for two years), and at Columbia University.
Italian Jewish buffet luncheon guaranteed for those who rsvp by 1/3.
This program is funded in part with a grant from the BJH Foundation.
JCC Members: $5.00 General Community: $10.00
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