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QUEER JEWISH JOURNEYS IN MEDIA (ONLINE)
From “Angels in America” to “Transparent“, from “Bent” to “Yentl“, we will explore the intersection of Jewish identities and queer identities in film, television and theater. Are these identities separate or influence each other? Do they stand in juxtaposition or do they complement each other? What does it mean for these characters to be Jewish and Queer, and how does it shape their trajectories? We will watch excerpts from these works (may contain spoilers) and analyze these questions together using biblical, contemporary and academic texts.
The course is given in English, in collaboration with Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden.
To apply for this course, you need basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the digital platform Zoom. The school offers Zoom manuals and a training opportunity before the start of the course. No prior knowledge about the subject is needed.
Extra costs for literature, that you purchase yourself, may be applicable for this course. You will receive more information in your acceptance letter, if you’re accepted to the course.
About the teacher
Stav Meishar is an award-winning queer performance maker, multidisciplinary stage artist, academic researcher and educator. Their work explores the amalgamation of history and current affairs using tools from the worlds of theater, circus, and contemporary performance. Stav majored in Musical Theater with a double minor in Jewish Culture and Gender Studies.
Photo: Stav Meishar http://www.stavmeishar.com/public-speaking.html