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Sunday, June 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Jew in Shakespeare

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Shakespeare’s portrayal of Jews in The Merchant of Venice has had a huge social and cultural impact on western society from the time it was written (the late 1500s) to today. It is arguably the most important literary portrait of Jews ever written. In this session, we will consider the play and view some excerpts from a recent film to decide whether or not Shakespeare may be considered a Judeophobe or antisemite.

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Hilton Immerman

Dr Hilton Immerman is the CEO of The Shalom Institute at the University of NSW. He has seven degrees from four continents. One of his academic interests is the Jew in English literature. He received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004 and a Honorary Fellowship from UNSW in... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm AEST
Engineering Building Room G6

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