Juda and the New Jew: Undead Jewish Israeli Identities
What happens when a Jewish Israeli television series appropriates antisemitic tropes about blood-thirsty vampires? Join Vered Weiss as she explores the 2017 Israeli television series “Juda” as a platform for social critique and exposes the productive use of the vampire as means to address antisemitism and reconsider social boundaries. Free.
Content warning: This talk will discuss sex and violence and will contain spoilers for the first season of “Juda.”
Presented by the Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Classics Department and the Jewish Community Library.
Vered Weiss is the Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in the Department of Jewish Studies at SF State. She earned her master’s degree in Comparative and World Literature from SF State and her doctorate in comparative literature from University of Kent, Canterbury. Weiss’ areas of interest include Israeli and British literature and culture, myths, Gothic, horror and fantasy.