Sunday, February 18, 2024

Racial and Ethnic "Passing" in Fiction and Film



The Abram Matlofsky Memorial Program, funded by the Karma Foundation

 Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

 Join us for a lively discussion and light refreshments

Not Quite White in Fiction and Film:

Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's Agreement and Nella Larsen's Passing




Join us for a panel discussion about racial and ethnic "passing" in these critically-acclaimed novels and their film adaptations. Excerpts from both films will be shown in this dynamic look at the complex struggle of Black and Jewish Americans to belong.



Donavan L. Ramon Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Rachel Gordan

University of Florida


Gene Seymour

Film and Cultural Critic



Douglass Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick

Free and open to the public; Free parking


This program is presented in conjunction with an interdisciplinary symposium, Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings, and is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.