Lecture by Gil Weissblei in conference about Boris Pasternak at Stanford University

A delegate of Daat Hamakom at an international conference on Poetry and Politics in the 20th Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago.

The international conference “Poetry and Politics in the Twentieth Century: Boris Pasternak, His Family, and His Novel Doctor Zhivago” was held at Stanford University between September 28 and October 2, 2015. This conference was organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University in cooperation with the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, which holds the largest collection of Pasternak family papers and printed materials in the world.

This conference was the largest ever on Boris Pasternak. As a part of new sector of Pasternak scholarship, which studies the historical significance of the creative work and biographies of other members of this remarkable family, some papers were dedicated to the poet’s father, Leonid Pasternak and to his sisters, Josephine and Lydia. More than fifty papers were presented by scholars from the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, and Israel.

Dr. Gil Weissblei, a research fellow of Daat Hamakom, presented in this conference his paper on Leonid Pasternak’s trip to Palestine in 1924. In this paper, Dr. Weissblei described the major role played by Leonid Pasternak in the development of the Hebrew artistic book during the 1920s, and as part of this activity, his journey to Palestine as a leader of Jewish artists’ delegation.

To web page of conference in the site of Stanford University

To web page of conference in Hoover Institution