“Who Is Pharaoh, Who Are the Slaves? Contemporary Updates to the Passover Narrative in Light of the Arab-Israeli Conflict"

Corinna Kaiser, Dr. Norman and Syril Reitman Visiting Scholar
Tuesday April 12, 10:00-11:30; Bildner Center

Corinna Ruth Kaiser received her Ph.D. in 2007 from Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf in Germany, preparing the dissertation “‘Music: Soon to Be the Only Art Form Where Speaking Is Allowed.’ Intermediality, Intertextuality, and Silence as Instruments of Fin de Siècle’s German-Jewish Language Skepticism.” She has been a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Judaism at the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford, as well as a fellow and lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen in Germany. Her areas of expertise include Jewish culture and Jews in popular culture, ritual studies, media studies, Jewish life during the Holocaust, and Holocaust memory. She is coeditor of the English edition of The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933–1945 (Yale University Press, 2010). Kaiser is also the author of The Word Turned into Moses’ Staff: Gustav Landauer as a Jewish Skeptic of Language and Poet (Tübingen: Niemeyer Verlag, 2010, in German). At Rutgers, Kaiser will teach the course “The Passover Seder and Its Contemporary Reinterpretations.”