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Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

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March 2018

A Historic Evening with Eva Schloss

March 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke University, Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States

This event marks a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to hear firsthand from a Holocaust survivor whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. Eva Schloss was the step sister of Anne Frank. Reserve your ticket now on the Duke University website. Tickets are free for students and educators and $18 for the general public. This event is sponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, Duke Department of Political Science, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Federation…

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Ella Shohat, ‘On Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited’

March 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the once-linked Semitic figure into “Arab” and “Jew” and its ramifications for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims. Examining the shifting Orientalist imaginary in the wake of the Enlightenment and colonialism, the lecture traces contemporary assumptions about a longstanding Arab / Jewish divide — and the ambiguous position of the Arab-Jew within it — back to crucial shifts in 19th century representation, thus providing an historical lens which…

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