12 2021

Online Lecture: North American Jewish Literature and the Spanish Civil War

3:00PM - 4:00PM  

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Professor Emily Robins Sharpe will present on the research from her new book of literary criticism, Mosaic Fictions: Writing Identity in the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was a civil war in name only. Many from around the world volunteered as soldiers, medics, nurses, and ambulance drivers in Spain, desperate to support the newly democratic country against Franco and his allies, and to stop the spread of European fascism. Canadian and American Jewish authors wrote extensively about the war in fiction, poetry, and memoir, using the war as a way to discuss issues related to national identity, multiculturalism, feminism, and global leftist action.

Professor Emily Robins Sharpe is chair and associate professor of English at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, where she is also an affiliate faculty member of the Women’s and Gender Studies and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She is the author of Mosaic Fictions: Writing Identity in the Spanish Civil War (University of Toronto Press, 2020) and co-director of the Canada and the Spanish Project, a print series and virtual research environment (

The Nathan E. Cohen Memorial Lecture series was founded by Dr. Arthur Cohen as an ongoing tribute to his father’s memory. It provides programs open to the general public at no charge.

JoiThe talk will be presented on Zoom by Congregation Ahavas Achim. All are welcome. Advanced registration is required at Zoom details will be forwarded upon registration.

Sponsor: Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series of Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH