Fields of Belonging – Interpreting Jewish Literatures – Workshop

Keynote Speaker: Hélène Cixous

The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, and Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Jerusalem, May 5-7, 2015

Belongings are epistemic and affective cultures of place that involve relations of property as well as of attachment. Writing / Reading Place will interrogate the possibilities and problematics of belongings as a key to the study of modern and contemporary Jewish literatures. What are belongings made of, in and across Jewish literatures, and how can they inform or challenge Jewish literary thinking today?

Attendance by invitation.

Participants include:

  • Svetlana Boym, Harvard University
  • Sonja Dickow, Universität Hamburg
  • Alex Epstein, Tel Aviv
  • Ruth Ginsburg, Hebrew University
  • Natasha Gordinsky, University of Haifa
  • Carola Hilfrich, Hebrew University
  • Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp
  • Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan, Hebrew University
  • Anastasia Telaak, University of Gdańsk
  • Susanne Zepp, Freie Universität Berlin

For further details, please contact Anat Reches or Carola Hilfrich