SUNY’s Sara Lipton presents: "What's in a Nose? On the Origins, Evolution, and Implications of the Anti-Semitic Caricature”
“What’s in a Nose? On the Origins, Evolution, and Implications of the Anti-Semitic Caricature”
With interests in Medieval Europe, Jewish history, religion, and gender, Lipton’s work focuses on religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and culture in the high and later Middle Ages (11th–15th centuries). In her book, Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic Iconography (Metropolitan Books, 2014) Lipton examines how changes in Christian devotion, thought, and politics affected the visual representation of the Jew. It explains the emergence of the iconographically identifiable Jew around the year 1080 and brings theoretical coherence to the dizzying proliferation of images of Jews in subsequent centuries.
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