From Maccabees to Lenny Bruce: Student Project in Jewish and Israel Studies

On May 4, 2010, Wesleyan students will present their projects in Jewish and Israel Studies.

Three seniors will present their senior thesis research projects:  Peter Gilchrist, Arielle Golden, and Kalen Flynn, their topics range from the history and memory of the Maccabean uprising, the identity of Spanish conversos, and history and memory of the Holocaust.

And five students currently enrolled in the capstone seminar on methods, theories, and models of Jewish Studies (RELI 396)–Emily Evnen’10, Ben Fitzelle’12, Jared Gimbel’11, Ross Shenker’11, and Paul Silverman’13–will showcase their semester-long project that range from masculinity and Zionism, Jewish comedy and humor in the US, Arthur Miller and Jewish identity, and Jewish folklore.

Please join us, refreshments will be served.  May 4, 2010, 4:15 Allbritton 103.

Samuel & Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture

On April 22, Darcy Buerkle will be the speaker for the Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture.  Her talk, “Charlotte Salomon’s Intervention,” is on Charlotte Salomon,  a German-Jewish artist who, between 1941-43, produced an extraordinary series of 769 paintings dealing with her tragic, conflicted family life and her obsessive love life.

Professor Darcy Buerkle teaches in the Department of History at Smith College. Her research focuses on modern European women and gender history with an emphasis on German Jewish visual, intellectual and cultural history.

Usdan 108 (Taylor Meeting Room) at 8pm