Michael T. Williamson (English Department) presented a paper, “Staging Jewish Literary and Religious Culture During Times of Disaster,” at the 21st annual Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914–1945 conference on May 30, 2019.
This international, inter-disciplinary conference brings together scholars in literature, history, art history, theater, interior design, music, and communications.
Williamson’s paper explored how poems, plays, and novels by Jewish writers living under the colonial occupation of two of the most repressive regimes ever—occupied Europe during World War Two and the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1948—offer a legacy
of religious and literary resilience in times of crisis.
Department of English