Writing / Reading Place: Fields of Belonging – Interpreting Jewish Literatures

International Workshop, in collaboration with the Program in Cultural Studies

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 5-7, 2015, The Maiersdorf Faculty Club

 

Keynote:

Hélène Cixous (Paris), “Ay Yay! The Shout of Literature”

May 5, 2015, Israel Museum, 19.00 (Free entry at registration desk from 18.15)

RSVP in advance to yael.averbukh@mail.huji.ac.il

 

The workshop explores literary cultures of place, focusing on questions of belonging in modern and contemporary Jewish Literatures and Literary Thought. In five panels –

  • The Shout of Literature
  • In Other(s’) Languages
  • Speaking, Being
  • Looking Back
  • Architectures

– speakers discuss aural, textual, visual, and architectural configurations of place across a variety of literatures, including works by H. Cixous, A. Shammas, G. Scholem, A. Pizarnik, C. Lispector, N. Krauss, and J.S. Foer, as well as contemporary Austrian-Jewish and Post-Soviet American Jewish literatures.

Participants include:
Ytav Bouhsira (Jerusalem), Hélène Cixous (Paris), Sonja Dickow (Hamburg), Ruth Ginsburg (Jerusalem), Natasha Gordinski (Haifa), Carola Hilfrich (Jerusalem), Vivian Liska (Antwerp), Eric Prenowitz (Leeds), Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan (Jerusalem), Anastasia Telaak (Gdańsk), Susanne Zepp (Berlin)

Attendance by registration only, to yael.averbukh@mail.huji.ac.il

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