Hyphenated Identities: Irish-Jewish Autobiography


Location: McKenna Conference Center - Room 100

Sponsored by the Dept. of German & Russian, Dept. of History, Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures (CSLC)

Irish-Jewish autobiography is a mere 80-year-old phenomenon, spanning family memoir, political, social and cultural reflections on Jewish life in Ireland, and Holocaust survivor testimony. Six of these autobiographies, written by, among others, a Belfast-born President of Israel, a Cork-born literary editor and novelist, and a Dublin-born Zionist IRA man, contain significant reflections on what it means to be both Irish and Jewish. This talk will consider those reflections in the context of ever-evolving Irish identity.

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