4 2024

Not Quite White in Fiction and Film: "Gentleman's Agreement" and "Passing"

Laura Z. Hobson's "Gentleman’s Agreement" and Nella Larsen's "Passing" are critically-acclaimed novels on racial and ethnic passing that explore how anti-Black racism and antisemitism have shaped the integration of Blacks and Jews into White Christian American society. A panel will explore both novels as well as their adaptations for the screen. Excerpts from both films will be shown during the program. Free and open to the public, advance registration is required on the Bildner Center's website.

Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University