Jewish Bloomsbury

With Aviva Dautch

Classes & Courses

The three stand alone sessions are as follows: Salons and Schmoozing: A few streets away from Ottoline Morrell’s Bloomsbury Salon, a Jewish couple were schmoozing with an even starrier group of artists, musicians and literati. We’ll explore their patronage of T.S.Eliot and Wyndham Lewis, their familial connections to Oscar Wilde and Giacomo Puccini, and the evening in Paris when they introduced Proust to James Joyce. 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ‘I do not like the Jewish voice’, Virginia Stephens wrote in her diary, yet she loved Leonard Woolf, ‘my Jew’, enough to marry him despite the prejudice of her contemporaries.

Known for her casual anti-Semitism, she had close Jewish friends and, after visiting Nazi Germany, wrote an indictment of 1930s fascism. So should we fear, or admire, Virginia Woolf? 3: The Jew-consciousness of E.M. Forster: Known for novels that examined class and hypocrisy in genteel English society, E.M. Forster was also a prolific essayist and broadcaster, from 1936 onwards publicly taking an anti-Nazi stance and decrying anti-Semitism.

We’ll read some of this political writing and explore why and how Forster became, in his own words, “Jew-conscious”.

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