Keynote Speaker for The Promised Land: Professor Bryan Cheyette

Paper Title: ‘British-Jewish Utopias and Dystopias from Zangwill to Jacobson’

Bryan Cheyette is Chair in Modern Literature at the University of Reading. He is the editor or author of nine books most recently Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish/Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History (Yale University Press, 2013) and (with Peter Boxall) volume seven of the Oxford History of the Novel in English (on the British and Irish novel, 1940-present) which OUP will publish in January 2016. He is currently working on a biography of Israel Zangwill for Yale UP and has reviewed contemporary fiction for the TLS, the Independent and the Guardian.

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