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Jewish Humor Focus of Klutznick-Harris Symposium

Jewish Humor Focus of Klutznick-Harris Symposium

“Jews and Humor” is the focus of the 22nd Annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium, Oct. 25-26. All presentations are free to the public.

The symposium will bring together 14 scholars to explore the complex relationship that humor plays in Jewish history and modern culture.

Presentations on Sunday, Oct. 25, will take place at the Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132 St. Talks on Monday, Oct. 26, will take place at the V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center ballroom on the Creighton campus. For a full listing of speakers, visit online www.creighton.edu/ccas/klutznick.

The keynote evening address on Sunday is 7:30- 8:45 at the Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 South 132nd Street Theatre. Joyce Antler, Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture, at Brandeis University, will present "'One Clove Away From a Pomander Ball': The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Female Humor."

Monday’s luncheon keynote address is 12:20 - 1p.m., with Giovanna Del Negro, Texas A&M University, "The Bad Girls of Jewish Comedy: Gender, Class, Assimilation, and Whiteness in Post WWII America."

The symposium is co-hosted by the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University and the Harris Center for Judaic Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton and the Jewish Federation of Omaha.