ONLINEAn Arab-Jewish Feminist on Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

February 9, 2022 Free
Zola faces the mob, oil on canvas by Henry de Groux, 1898
Zola faces the mob, oil on canvas by Henry de Groux, 1898

Join us for “Esther Moyal, Emile Zola and Alfred Dreyfus: An Arab-Jewish Feminist on the Affair That Rocked the World.”

This lecture with Lital Levy (Princeton University) is part of the “Sephardi Thought and Modernity Series,” which focuses on continuity and rupture as a way to deepen our dialogue about the different forms modernity has adopted throughout Sephardi history. We will discuss concepts including the meaning of “modernity” in non-European contexts, such as the Levant and/or the Arab world. We will explore how non-European Jewish societies developed ways of life that synthesized tradition, change and cultural diversity throughout time. We will delve into Sephardi intellectual life, cosmopolitanism, cultural belongings, 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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