“If I Had Stayed in Salonika” (Si io stava en Salanik): The Holocaust and its Precursors in Sephardic History and Literature
Lecture by Dr. Louise Mirrer
Given at CUNY – Queensborough Community College, on October 23, 2002
Dr. Mirrer has published widely on language, literature, medieval studies, and womens studies. Her most recent book is Women, Jews, and Muslims in the Texts of Reconquest Castile, a deconstruction of the medieval Castilian canon using contemporary theories of gender and race. She holds a double Ph.D. in Spanish and Humanities and an MA in Spanish from Stanford University, and she holds the Diploma in Linguistics from Cambridge University in England. In this presentation Dr. Mirrer discusses Judeo-Spanish history, the Spanish Inquisition as precursor to the Holocaust, and artistic and literary depictions that tie the themes together.