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Mini Conference: Jewish Ritual, Gender, and Sexuality in Recent Film and TV

Date & time
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
12:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

This event is free


Department of Religions and Cultures


FA Annex
2060 Mackay
Room 202

Wheel chair accessible


Dr. Samantha Pickette, University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the research group of Dr. Naftali Cohn, Department of Religions and Cultures, Concordia University, and featuring keynote address by Dr. Samantha Pickette, University of Texas at Austin.


12:30: Introduction

Agency, Growth, Identity, and Gender in TV Representations of B’nai Mitzvah, with Dr. Naftali Cohn.

1:00: Conference presentations 

  • Undesirable Orthodoxy: The Framing of Sex as a ‘Bad Ritual’ in Disobedience and Unorthodox
    with Katrina Kardash
  • Complicating Jewish Gender Stereotypes in the Comics Batwoman and Harley Quinn
    with Jennifer Gagne
  • Digital Humanities and the Research of Jewish Ritual in Film and TV
    with Jyotsana Singh
  • Secular Ritual as Evolution of Jewish Ritual in Israeli Film and TV
    with Louise Laverty

2:30: Discussion

2:45: Break with Refreshments

3:00: Keynote

Jewishness, Femaleness, and a New Era of Peak TV, with Dr. Samantha Pickette, University of Texas at Austin

*Limited space, please email to ensure a place. Note that many stairs make the space not accessible to those with a mobility disability.

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