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Sander Gilman: "Multiculturalism and the Jewish Experience"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007; 7:30pm

Location: Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom GHI
Cost: Free and open to the public

A lecture by Prof. Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University

Dr. Sander Gilman has been Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University since 2005. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over seventy books, including a basic study of the visual stereotypes of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane, and a study of Jewish Self-Hatred. For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties and Cornell University, where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies. For six years he held the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago and for four years was Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine and creator of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1995. He was awarded a Doctor of Law degree (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto in 1997 and has been elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin.

The same day, he will also conduct a seminar on "Jewish Identity and Contemporary Jewish Literature in the Diaspora" at 10:30 AM in the Cape Florida Room 316 AB in the Student Union.

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