Online lecture by Dr. James Nemiroff Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Kalamazoo College Organized by Department of History, Philosophy and the Ancient World, Deree-ACG in collaboration with ISGAP - Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism
by Dr. James Nemiroff
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Kalamazoo College
Department of History, Philosophy and the Ancient World, Deree-ACG
in collaboration with
ISGAP – Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy
When: Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 14:30-15:30
Where: You may join the event online (Zoom) here
The event is free and open to the public.
Bio of the Speaker
Dr. James Nemiroff, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, Kalamazoo College
James Nemiroff is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Kalamazoo College. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Chicago in Romance Languages and Literatures as well as Masters degrees from the University of Chicago and the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid Spain. His scholarship analyzes the representation of Judaism in 16th and 17th century Spanish literature. More specifically, his research investigates to what degree Jewish religious identities are categories of performance that helped not only shape Early Modern Spanish drama but also shaped historiographical debates about the relationships between Jews and Christians that persist today. Based off of his dissertation, which explores to what degree characters Judaize or perform Judaism on stage in certain Spanish dramas, he is working on a book entitled Lope’s Forgeries: Lope’s Toledan Comedias as Early Modern Fake News. He has also published essays in such journals as E-humanista and in collections edited through Iberoamericana and the University of Chicago Press.
As a teacher-scholar, he has taught courses on Early Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and film. Dr. Nemiroff incorporates educational technologies to teach his research interests to undergraduate students. For example, in a course exploring how certain Anti-Judaic and Islamophobic tropes date back to Early Modern Spain, students created augmented reality posters that taught them to recognize and productively fight against the Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia they encounter each day on their social media feeds.
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