Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester



"Confronting the Present in the Past:  German-Jewish Exiles in London 1933-1950"


The Sherman Lectures 2009 will be delivered by Prof. Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University, on 'German-Jewish Exiles in London 1933-1950', May 11-14th 2009, preceded by the Community Sherman Lecture on May 10th.

The lectures taking place during the working week will be delivered in the Arts Lecture Theatre of the Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester (Building 67 on Campus Map) at 5.15 p.m. on each day.. Please see the links below for more information on each lecture.


Community Lecture: Sunday 10th May 2009: ' “Mark the music”:   Jews, Music, and Modern Life.' The Community Lecture will be held at Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester at 7.30pm for 8.00pm.

1. Monday 11th May 2008: 'Freuds: Sigmund and Anna Confront the Present in the Past'

2. Tuesday 12th May 2008: 'Anti-Freud: Elias Canetti and the Jews'

3. Wednesday 13th May 2008: 'Learning to See: Ernst Kris, E. H. Gombrich and Edgar Wind Confront the Present in the Past'

4. Thursday 14th May 2008: 'After the Shoah: H. G. Adler - From Terezin to London'


Prof. Sander Gilman

Sander L. Gilman is Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he is the Director of the Program in Psychoanalysis and the Health Sciences Humanities Initiative. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of eighty books. His Oxford lectures Multiculturalism and the Jews appeared in 2006; his most recent edited volume, Diets and Dieting: A Cultural Encyclopedia appeared in 2007. He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane (John Wiley and Sons, 1982, reprinted 1996) as well as the standard study of Jewish Self-Hatred, the title of his Johns Hopkins University Press monograph of 1986. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in North America, South Africa, the United Kingdom (including the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature at Oxford University), Germany, and New Zealand. He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1995. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto in 1997, elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin (2000), and an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2007).

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Professor Philip Alexander, Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature
Professor Bernard Jackson, Alliance Professor of Modern Jewish Studies

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