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Alvin Rosenfeld, Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies; Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism (Indiana University)
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs
In his public address, "Is There an Anti-Jewish Bias in Today's University?" Professor Alvin Rosenfeld will discuss how many of our campuses have become hospitable to certain political and ideological currents of thought that issue in actions and statements hostile to many Jewish students and professors. A review of contemporary debates about two issues of particular concern to Jews--the Holocaust and the State of Israel--suggests that we may be witnessing the emergence of some new versions of the "Jewish Question."
Alvin H. Rosenfeld's appearance is in conjunction with the Symposium, Betrayal of the Humanities: The University During the Third Reich. Sunday, April 15 and 16, at Mondale Hall.
Professor Rosenfeld is the author of numerous scholarly and critical articles on American poetry, Jewish writers, and the literature of the Holocaust. His most recent study, The End of the Holocaust, contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a diminution of its meaning and a denigration of its memory.