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Participant in Shakespeare-Seminar, titled ‘Shakespeare’s Migrants and Exiles – Shakespeare Across Borders’, as part of the annual conference of the German Shakespeare Society in Weimar, Germany. The conference, which is open to the public as well as the academic community, considered issues of Flight-Exile-Migration in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. My paper, ‘Jewish Otherness or “The Strangers’ Case”: Self-Conscious Theatre, Self-Definition, and the Construction of Cultural Difference’, addressed the representation of Jewish culture in relation to anti-alien riots against immigration, focusing on the relationship between the identity of the exiled Jewish community and the dramatic device of self-conscious theatre. The conference included papers from Professor Peter Meineck and Professor David Schalkwyk with Professor Homi Bhabha as keynote speaker.