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Charlotte loves Harry- Ethnic stereotypes and Jewish jokes in Sex and the City

A lecture by Prof Mandy Merck

Charlotte York is the uber-wasp character in 'Sex and the City', longing for a suitable marriage to an Ivy-educated investment banker. But in the first season of the TV series she has wild sex with an orthodox Jew, and in series six she falls for Harry Goldenblatt, who is reluctant to marry out. Although Harry dumps her, Charlotte continues to go to Synagogue, meets his mother, and gives up Christmas. When the two get back together she cooks Harry potato kugel and matzo-ball soup and then realizes tahtg he intends to eat it in front of the baseball game: 'I gave up Christ for you,' she complains, 'You can't give up the Mets?. In this talk Mandy Merck will discuss stereotypes and Jewish humour in the American sitcom.


Prof. Mandy Merck | talks


Date and Time:

24 March 2011 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
020 7636 7247

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