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The context for German-language Jewish cultural production has changed dramatically since 1990, as a significant number of Jewish authors, playwrights and directors moved to Germany, predominantly from the former Soviet Union and Israel. This conference seeks to re-read and re-view contemporary German-language Jewish literary, filmic, performance, and discursive work in the context of the highly diverse range of cultural, linguistic, and political backgrounds which shape this cultural production today. In doing so we engage with the concept of ‘postmigration’, often considered a future-orientated perspective that positions migration as central rather than marginal to society (Yildiz, 2014). We ask how artistic practices and products can create new imaginaries which experiment with alternative future modes of affiliation, alliance, home-making, commitment, and dissent.
The programme includes performances by Adi Liraz and by Esther Dischereit (with DJ Ipek, and Iain Galbraith), and a pedagogical workshop. Keynote speakers: Leslie Morris (University of Minnesota); Erol Yildiz (University of Innsbruck).
The conference is organised as an in-person event. Advance online registration essential (fees apply).
Registration fees cover the whole conference and include lunch on 6 and 7 July as well as refreshments as indicated on the programme.
Standard Rate: GBP65.00 | Reduced Rate (Friends of Germanic Studies at the ILCS): GBP60.00
Student Rate: GBP45.00 | Speaker Rate: GBP45.00
The conference is organised in conjunction with King's College London and the Goethe Institute. The organisers are grateful to the Coffin Trust of the University of London, King's College London and the Goethe Institute for their sponsorship of this event.
Image: ExDress by Sanija Kulenovic and Adi Liraz (photo by Karina Villavicencio)