"350 Years of American Judaism in Popular Culture"

Sunday, October 24 and Monday, October 25, 2004


Lawrence Baron
San Diego State University

Projecting Prejudice: Depicting Anti-Semitism in American Movies

Steven Carr
Indiana University-
Purdue University Ft Wayne

Hollywood, the Holocaust, and World War II

Dan Clanton, Jr.
University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs

From Mr. Hankey to The Hebrew Hammer: Hanukkah in Popular Culture

Dereck Daschke
Truman State University

“Oh, Mama, Could This Really Be the End?”
Bob Dylan Apocalyptically

Ben Furnish
University of Missouri
Kansas City

From Sholem Aleichem to Harvey Fierstein:
Love Makes a Family—and History—in Jewish-American Performance

Jeffrey Gurock
Yeshiva University

The Crowning of a “Jewish Jordan”: Tamir Goodman, the American Sports Media, and Modern Orthodox Jewry’s Fantasy World

Richard Hecht
University of California
Santa Barbara

The Middle East Conflict in American Tabloids

Steven Horowitz
University of Iowa

Absolutely Kosher Music: The Story of American Jews in Rock and Roll

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Princeton University


Thomas Kuhlman
Creighton University

A Passion for Words for the Witty: S. J. Perelman, Jewish-American Satirist

Judith Neulander
Case Western Reserve University

Tchotchkes: Patterns of Acculturation/Enculturation in Popular Culture

Lynn Rapaport
Pomona College

Hang Hitler: The Three Stooges Take Potshots at Nazis

Nora Rubel
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill

“Muggers in Black Coats”: Contemporary Jewish American Tales of Oppression and Liberation in Ultra-Orthodox Communities

G. Andrew Tooze
Rockville, Maryland

David of Hollywood:  Israelite King or American Superhero?