Book Chat: Jewish Primitivism

October 6, 2021

Around the beginning of the twentieth century, Jewish writers and artists across Europe began depicting fellow Jews as savages or "primitive" tribesmen. What led figures as diverse as Franz Kafka, Isaac Leybush Peretz, and Else Lasker-Schüler to imagine European Jews in terms identical to colonized non-Western peoples? Dr. Samuel Spinner discusses his revelatory new book about Jewish cultural modernism with UVA Jewish Studies faculty member Jeffrey Grossman. For more details, visit our event page.

12:00 PM