The Center for Jewish Studies hosts their 9th annual Community Lecture series "Views of Jews in 19th Century Denmark: From Pro-Semitic Hans Christian Andersen to Anti-Semitic Søren Kierkegaard" with Professor Poul Hou. This lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, at 7:30 pm in Mount Zion Temple.
Please join the Center for Jewish Studies for a lecture by:
Professor Poul Houe
Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch
University of Minnesota
Wedneday, February 6th
Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105
"Views of Jews in 19th Century Denmark: From Pro-Semitic Hans Christian Andersen to Anti-Semitic Søren Kierkegaard"
A controversial book, written by Peter Tudvad, about Kierkegaard as an anti-Semite was recently published; Andersen's pro-Semitic stances are well-documented. Prof. Houe will use these two towering authors as points from which to overview the landscape of pro- and anti-Semitic sentiments in Danish/Nordic 19th century culture and society more broadly, and even to extend the perspective into contemporary culture, where the debate around Tudvad's book has been especially revealing.
Prof. Houe appears as part of the Center's Community Lecture Series.
For the complete flyer click here: Houe flyer.pdf