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The Anne Frank Phenomenon

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Synopsis: This lecture will examine how Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, has inspired dozens of musical compositions, thousands of YouTube videos, a museum visited by millions, as well as numerous works of fine art, biography, fiction, poetry, dance, film, pedagogy, and even humor.
Start Time: Monday, February 4, 2013 4:30 PM
End Time: Monday, February 4, 2013 6:00 PM
Location: Douglass Campus Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free and open to the public.
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Shandler
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu
Contact Name: Sherry Endick
Contact Email: csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 932-2033
Additional Information:

Jeffrey Shandler is Professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers, where he has been on the faculty since 2001. A scholar of modern Jewish culture, he specializes in Yiddish culture, Holocaust remembrance, and the ethnography of contemporary Jewish life, especially in America. His work also focuses on Jewish visual culture and the roles that broadcasting, photography, film, and other media play in modern Jewish life. He currently serves as President of the Association for Jewish Studies and was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.


Professor Shandler will draw from his new book, Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory, coedited by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, (Indiana University Press, 2012). Professor Shandler’s book will be available for purchase at the lecture.


Please RSVP to csjlrsvp@rci.rutgers.edu, or 732-932-2033