ASU campus lunch and learn
Jewish Racial Affect and the Haunting of Racial Modernity
Paul Nahme, Brown University
November 21 | 12 p.m.
Lattie F. Coor Hall, room 4403 | ASU Tempe campus
This talk will outline a theory of Jewish racialization that focuses on how affect—feelings about Jews and Jewishness—constituted the figure of the “Jew” in modern European discourses of race. By suggesting that Jews and Jewishness have presented an indeterminate figure, an uncanny double, or what Leon Pinsker described as a people seen as “the dead walking among the living,” this talk will ask what might be learned about racial modernity more generally by theorizing Jewish racial affect.