Lecture / Reading

Hebrew Conference: Written Word, Spoken Word

Sponsored by School of Humanities and Sciences, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages


February 26, 2015 – February 27, 2015
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Building 360, Conference Room on 2/26; Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 216 on 2/27
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Written Word, Spoken Word:
Rethinking the representation of speech in Literature

Thursday, February 26
Building 360, Conference Room (map)

4:00–6:00 pm

Representational Speech and Contemporary Poetry

  • Vered Shemtov, Anat Weisman: Opening Remarks
  • Marjorie Perloff, The Question of Representational Speech in Conceptual Poetry
  • Zali Gurevitch, Poetry Reading

Friday, February 27
Building 260, Room 216 (map)

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Speech and Writing: From Logos to Eros | Chair: Gabriella Safran

  • Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, The Original Sin of Metaphysics? Derrida's Thesis about the Emergence of Logophono-Centrism in its Historical Context
  • Jahan Ramazani, Between Speech and Writing: The Poetics of Poetic Code Switching
  • Naomi Seidman, Talking Sex: Enlightenment, Unreason, and the Birth of the Modern Jew

1:15–3:15 pm

Ethics, Politics and Speech in Literature | Chair: Chana Kronfeld

  • Renana Keydar, Rethinking Plurality: On Ethics and Storytelling in the Search for Justice
  • Giddon Ticotsky, Between Literature and Ideology: Hidden Speeches in Israeli Prose
  • Uri Cohen, Talking Hostilities: The Politics of Direct Speech

3:30–5:30 pm

Closing Session: Confronting Dualities, Writing Identities | Chair: Amir Eshel

  • Dan Miron, What Can Be Learned from the Modern Hebrew-Yiddish Duality
  • Russell Berman, Mimicry and Denial: Proliferating Identities in Jacobson's 'The Finkler Question'
  • Roy Greenwald, The Blurry Boundaries between the Spoken and the Written: Performing Ritual Texts in Literature

This conference is organized by Hebrew@Stanford and is supported by the funds from the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford; Initiative for Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence; President's Fund; the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Department of Religious Studies; the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; and the School of the Humanities and Sciences.

Dibur is a publication of ARCADE, Literature, the Humanities, & the World at http://arcade.stanford.edu/

Admission Info

Open to Stanford Community only.

Dates & Times

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 4:00 PM
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 10:00 AM

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