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Roger Williams University Film/Speaker Series on the Jewish Experience
Jewish Experience Series: Perceptions of the Holocaust Experience in the American Media
November 18, 2012
Location: Global Heritage Hall 01
"Living Room Witnesses: The Holocaust on American Television"
Guest Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler, Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
Sponsored by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation
In a multimedia presentation, Professor Shandler will discuss how the Holocaust has been represented on American television, looking at examples from the early
1950s to the mid-1990s. A scholar of modern Jewish culture, Professor Shandler specializes in Yiddish culture, Holocaust remembrance, and the ethnography of contemporary Jewish life, especially in America. His work also focuses on Jewish visual culture and the roles that broadcasting, photography, film, and other media play in modern Jewish life. Among his works are Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (2009), Adventures in Yiddishland: Postvernacular Language and Culture (2005), and While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (1999). At Rutgers, Professor Shandler teaches
courses on Holocaust literature and media, American Jews and media, the ethnography of contemporary Jewish life, Yiddish literature and culture, and Jewish art.
ABOUT THE 2012 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, Tuesday, November 13 through Sunday, November 18
This series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and of the Holocaust through three recent films (2011 and 2012 short and documentary
films). The series culminates with this talk on Sunday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m., given by Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University This series has been made possible through a partnership with FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and sponsored by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation and the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, and the Roger Williams University Department of Communication, Hillel, and
Spiritual Life Program.
All events are free and open to the public and on the Roger Williams University campus.
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|Time||2:30 pm–4:00 pm|
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More About Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University is situated on 140 acres of costal land on the Mount Hope Bay. It offers 40 undergraduate academic degree programs and is ranked number 8 in the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
As a liberal arts school, all students are required to complete core classes and a core concentration in addition to courses in their area of study. This university also offers 92 clubs and organizations, and 20 varsity sports.
The campus is made up of various schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Marine and Natural Science, and the new Global Heritage Hall. Roger Williams University also has the Dining Commons, a bookstore, library, mail room, career center and recreation center, to name a few of the facilities.
Campus housing options include six on campus buildings, two off-campus buildings and are available to all incoming freshman.
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