Jewish Experience Series: Perceptions of the Holocaust Experience in American Media

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When: Back to Calendar November 18, 2012 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Roger Williams Universityg
1 Old Ferry Road
RI 02809
Cost: Free
Tags: 2012 Film/Speaker Series on the Jewish Experience Roger Williams University

As part of the Roger Williams University 2012 Film/Speaker Series on the Jewish Experience, three films and a lecture will take place at Roger Williams University from Tuesday, November 13, through Sunday, November 18.

On Sunday, November 18 , guest speaker Jeffrey Shandler, Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, will discuss how the Holocaust has been presented on American television, looking at examples from the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, in “Living Room Witnesses: The Holocaust on American Television.” The lecture takes place Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Global Heritage Hall Building, Room G01, at the University’s Bristol campus, 1 Old Ferry Road.

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 a talk by Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University, who will examine how the Holocaust has been viewed on American television from the 1950s through the mid-1990. 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.

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