Traces: Representations of the Holocaust and Antisemitism in British Film and Television

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with the British Jewish Contemporary Cultures Network

Speakers include: Nathan Abrams, Bangor University; James Jordan, University of Southampton; Caroline Kaye, University of Manchester; Sue Vice, University of Sheffield.

Date:                               Wednesday 8 November 2017

Time:                               12.00 – 5.00 pm

Venue:                             Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Birkbeck Cinema,

43 Gordon Square, London, WC1E 0PD.

Event for scholars:             http://www.bbk.ac.uk/traces

The representation of the Holocaust and antisemitism in British film and television has been relatively overlooked. This illustrated workshop attempts to address this gap by screening and discussing a range of texts that examine memories of the Holocaust and antisemitism in Britain in a variety of forms. Some of these texts are explicit in their representations, others are works that make no extant claim to represent it. They include the British television drama Twist of Fate (1989), the 1973 horror film, The Wicker Man and the work of director Stanley Kubrick. Taking these texts as a starting point for discussion, this workshop presents a timely intervention into current debates about the Holocaust and antisemitism within British media and culture.

For further information visit the Pears Institute website: http://www.pearsinstitute.bbk.ac.uk/events/events-calendar/traces-representations-of-the-holocaust-and-antisemitism-in-british-film-and-television/

 

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