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TLRH | Irish Jewish writers and resistance in the 1930s

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5 – 6pm

TLRH |  Irish Jewish writers and resistance in the 1930s

An online webinar with writer Katrina Goldstone organised by The Centre for Resistance Studies in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Leslie Daiken and Michael Sayers were Irish Jewish writers who in the 1930s and 1940s expressed their identities as anti fascist Jews on the Left in very different ways. They also engaged with transnational cultural movements connected to anti fascism and internationalism in the Thirties. Leslie Daiken was very much influenced by American Jewish radicals, Joseph Freeman and Michael Gold in his pursuit of socially committed literature. His friend Michael Sayers , based in the United States from 1937 published books during the war revealing the extent of prior Axis infiltration and anti semitic activity, performing a kind of literary Jewish defence work. The lecture will focus on the cultural and activist resistance espoused by the writers, and represented by a various kinds of writing, polemic, poetry and investigative journalism, reflecting on themes of writers' social role in times of global crisis.


Room: Online webinar
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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