Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

Devoted to MTL at ECU and beyond

Archive for June, 2011

Multicultural London

Another thrilling experience studying in London with a great group of grad and undergrad students.  We stayed in Spitalfields this year, an area in East London once noted for its large Jewish population.  Accordingly, we saw the play Holy Rosenbergs at the National Theatre–a gripping new play by Ryan Craig about conflicts within the London Jewish community.   I followed up that experience by reading Howard Jacobson’s novel The Finkler Question–a lot going on in contemporary Jewish literature in Britain.