Dorian Bell: A “Paradise of Parasites”: Hannah Arendt, Anti-Semitism, and the Imperial Imagination

Dorian Bell: A “Paradise of Parasites”: Hannah Arendt, Anti-Semitism, and the Imperial Imagination

Professor Bell’s in-progress Frontiers of Hate: Anti-Semitism and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France explores articulations between anti-Semitism and imperialism that shaped the emergence of European racial thought. Arguing that colonial expansion helped French anti-Semitism adopt its modern racializing guise, the book also examines how anti-Semitism participated in the ideological elaboration of the imperial project.

Dorian Bell is Assistant Professor of Literature at UCSC.