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School of Dance Book Reading with Dr. Hannah Schwadron

20apr6:00 pm7:00 pmSchool of Dance Book Reading with Dr. Hannah Schwadron6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


April 20, 2018 6:00pm - April 20, 2018 7:00pm


Montgomery Hall (MON)

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

Please join the FSU School of Dance for a book reading with a member of the FSU Dance faculty on April 20th at 6:00pm in Montgomery Hall, Room 215. Dr. Hannah Schwadron, Assistant Professor of Dance History, will read from her new book The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-Work in U.S. Pop Culture before the opening night of Days of Dance!

Today’s sexy Jewess moves boldly between neo-burlesque striptease, comedy television, ballet movies, and progressive porn to construct the 21st Century Jewish American woman through charisma and comic craft, in-your-face antics, and offensive charm. Entangling questions of sexiness to race, gender, and class, The Case of the Sexy Jewess frames an embodied joke-work genre that is most often, but not always meant to be funny.