Dr Mia Spiro is Senior Lecturer in Modern Jewish Culture and Holocaust Studies and Head of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Lecture 1: Monster or Superhero? – The Golem Myth in Modern Culture
Date: 17 May 2022, 8:15pm
This talk will explore how the Golem developed into a cultural icon in Europe, revealing the anxieties, hopes, and fantasies of a people in crisis.
Lecture 2: ‘No Englishman did it’ – Aliens, Jews, and the 1888 Jack the Ripper Murders
Date: 24th May 2022, 8:15pm
This talk looks at literature surrounding popular suspicions that Jack the Ripper was a Jewish migrant and reactions by the Jewish community.