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Racial Passing: Efforts to Belong and Assimilate in the United States

Donavan L. Ramon, Bildner Visiting Scholar

Wednesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 & 13,

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

From the moment the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they were interested not only in who belonged in the United States, but also in who did not. This mini-course will explore African American and Jewish literary texts that engage issues of racial passing and belonging in the United States. Readings for the first session are now posted on the event webpage.




How the Nazis Stole My Grandmother's Cookbook

Karina Urbach, University of London

Monday, December 4, 1:00 p.m.

Alice Urbach, a renowned Viennese chef, was forced to flee to England in 1938 after the German occupation of Austria. When she returned to Vienna in the late 1940s, she discovered that her bestselling cookbook had been Aryranized and published under a non-Jewish name. Eighty years later, her granddaughter Karina Urbach set out to reclaim her grandmother’s work.