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Monday, May 13, 2013

"Writing Jewish Women's Lives in Central Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges"

The Center for Jewish Studies presents "Writing Jewish Women's Lives in Central Europe: Theoretical and Methodological Challenge" by Andrea Petö. This colloquium will be held Thursday, May 16th at 12:00pm in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Marking the publication of Jewish Intellectual Women in Central Europe 1860-2000: Twelve Biographical Essays (Mellen Press 2012), this talk will look at the theoretical and methodological issues related to researching the book. This collection of scholarly essays focuses on female Jewish intellectuals who lived in Europe from 1860 until 2000. Topics range from women in music, pioneers of Zionism, and a women who was instrumental in the Russian Revolution. These women forever changed European culture and politics, uet despite their important contributions to many intellectual and artistic fields, most of them remain unknown to English-speaking audiences. Many of them fled to Europe during the time of the Nazi persecution; their odysseys highlight the experiences of the marginal and those in exile. The collection offers a valuable contribution to 19th and 20th century women's history, European intellectual history, Jewish studies and Diaspora Studies.
Andrea Petö is an Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies. Presently she is working on gendered memory of WWII and political extremisms.
Please see attached flyer.
Andrea Peto colloquium flyer