Hebrew Literature: The Impact of 1948

Sponsored by School of Humanities and Sciences, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, The Europe Center


Monday, June 13, 2011
06:15 pm –
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Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

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Dan Miron is the Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  He is the author of more than twenty books, in both Hebrew and English.  His books include The Prophetic Mode in Modern Hebrew Poetry (2009); a study of the poet and playwright Nathan Alterman, From the Worm a Butterfly Emerges; and two studies of the classics of Yiddish fiction, The Image of the Shtetl and Other Studies of Modern Jewish Literary Imagination (2001) and A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century (1996).  In 1980 he received the Bialik Prize for Jewish thought, and in 1993 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Hebrew literature.

The public is cordially invited to the reception followed by the special keynote lecture by Professor Dan Miron.

 Reception 5:30-6:15pm

Keynote lecture by Dan Miron 6:15-7:45pm

Professor Miron’s lecture is the keynote address of the conference on “History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948” co-sponsored by The Europe Center, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, The School of Humanities and Sciences, and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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Free and open to the public.