Mini-Course: Jews and American Mass Media

For the Public
Thursday, November 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Online
Zoom Link to be provided
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Contact:
Dajana Denes Walters
RSVP REQUIRED

October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19

12:00–1:00pm

This course will explore the development of American popular culture and media over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, focusing particularly on the relationship between Jews and American culture. Through explorations of film, theater, newspapers, television, radio, and more, we will delve into the history of how Jews have been represented in various forms of American media and the various roles Jews played in the production, distribution, and consumption of media over time. In exploring the history of Jews and American media, this course will highlight broader themes in American and Jewish history, including immigration, race, politics, capitalism, and gender. It will also highlight what these various forms of media can tell us about various expressions and understandings of American and Jewish identity.

 

OCTOBER 15
Newspapers

OCTOBER 22
Advertising and Consumer Culture

OCTOBER 29
Early Film and Radio

NOVEMBER 5
Theater

NOVEMBER 12
Hollywood, Race, and Religion

NOVEMBER 19
Gender and Representation

Featuring

Ayelet Brinn

Ayelet Brinn

Fordham University

Ayelet Brinn is a historian of American Jewish culture, and her research examines the history of American Jewish print. Brinn received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania with a dissertation titled “Miss Amerike: The Yiddish Press’s Encounter with the United States, 1885–1924.”

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Cosponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt Family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.