What happens when a Jewish Israeli television series appropriates antisemitic tropes about blood thirsty vampires? Join Prof. 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.
Watch the first episode of Juda in Hebrew with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1lKBjcByZY
Content warning: This talk will discuss sex and violence and will contain spoilers for first season of Juda.
Vered Weiss is the Israel Institute Teaching Fellow in the Department of Jewish Studies at SF State. Prof. Weiss earned her master’s degree in Comparative and World Literature from SF State and her doctorate from comparative literature from University of Kent, Canterbury. Prof. Weiss’ areas of interest include Israeli and British literature and culture, myths, Gothic, horror and fantasy.
Free and open to the public. Presented by the SFSU Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Library.
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