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18:15 - 19:45 24 November 2011

The Golem Returns: From German Romantic Literature to Global Jewish Culture, 1808-2008


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Cathy Gelbin, University of Manchester

The Hulk, Superman, the Terminator: they are all modern popular culture echoes of the golem, that mystical, artificial man of legend, a sort of friendly Jewish version of Frankenstein;s monster. Widely seen as an icon of authentically Jewish lore, the golem has inspired a broad range of writers across ethnic, cultural and and national affiliations. The Golem Returns will be of interest to scholars of German and Jewish Studies, as well as readers examining popular culture, film and the illustrated novel.


Institute of Jewish Studies
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