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The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish

UNC Friday Center

UNC: Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies Community lecture with Naomi Seidman of University of Toronto. Co-hosted with:   "The Navel of the Dream: Freud and/in Yiddish" This lecture explores the role of Yiddish in Freud’s writings and … Read more


Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII

UNC Friday Center

The Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event, which is hosted by the UNC Friday Center.   Film screening: Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII Join us for a screening of this important documentary film, followed by a discussion with … Read more


On Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited

UNC Friday Center

Community lecture with Ella Shohat of New York University.   This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the once-linked Semitic figure into “Arab” and “Jew” and its ramifications for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims. … Read more

Gertrude Weil’s Fight for Suffrage: A Southern Lady and New Jewish Woman

UNC Friday Center

Sylvia and Irving Margolis Lecture on the Jewish Experience in the American South   Gertrude Weil (1879-1971), leader of the state’s women’s suffrage campaign, embodied North Carolina’s liberal and traditional paradoxes. Rooted in the small-town South, she fought not just … Read more