CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


The Dispersed Nation: The Representation of the Jewish People and Their History in Contemporary Cuban Fiction

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Lifelong Learning Institute

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Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Department of Literature and Modern Languages

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There has been great interest in documenting the Jewish presence in Cuba and within the Cuban-exile community. A number of recent historical texts and documentaries have examined the history of this group's arrival on the island, as well as the departure of the majority into (a second or third) exile. Very little research, however, has been done on the representation of Jews in contemporary Cuban fiction. This lecture will examine several recently published novels by authors on and off the island, focusing on how these works suggest a transnational Jewish and Cuban identity.

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