Spring Symposium 2013

 MSU Symposium on Modern Hebrew and Israeli Literature
April 9 & 10, 2013 

Videos from the Symposium

Commemorating the Centennial of the 1913 War of the Languages in Palestine & Celebrating the Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman Israeli Literature Collection and Archive  at the MSU Libraries

 Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, April 9

MSU Main Library, 4th Floor West, North Conference Room

7:30 pm              Meir Shalev,   “Jacob-The Lover Who Lost His Patience”                                  

Wednesday, April 10

Morning and afternoon sessions are  in Wells Hall B-342

 9:o0–9:50 am                 Welcome Breakfast (provided)

10:00–10:20 a.m Opening comments by Marc Bernstein, Kenneth Waltzer, and Karin Wurst

10:20 a.m.–12 noon On Meir Shalev’s Oeuvre
Robert Alter: “The Innovative Turn of Meir Shalev’s Fiction”
Arieh Saposnik: “Out of a Russian Novel, into a Novel Hebrew: Hebrew Culture and the Remaking of Jewish Language, Land and Self”
Respondent: Meir Shalev

12:00 noon–1:20 p.m. Lunch (Provided for all attendees; no RSVP required)

1:30–3:00 p.m. 1920 to 2020—Formation and Transformation of the Hebrew Literary Canon
Miryam Segal: “One Thousand Arms and the Small Group of Women (How Labor Expedited the Rise of Women’s Poetry)”
Rachel Harris: “Is There Still a Canon?: Eshkol Nevo’s Neuland
Ranen Omer-Sherman: “Jewish and Muslim Interdependencies in a New Generation of Israeli Writers”

3:00–3:20 p.m. Refreshments

3:30–5:00 p.m. The New Hebrew a Century Later: Ethics, and Ideology and the Limits of Power
Daniel Statman: “‘The Spirit of the IDF’: The Moral Challenges of War”
Guy Meirson: “Rock The Casbah: The First ‘First Intifada’ Film”
Ya’akov Herskovitz:  “Colonizing Ideologies: The Settlements Between Amos Oz and Asaf Gavron”


 MSU Main Library, 4th Floor West, North Conference Room

7:30 PM     Robert Alter, “Hebrew Poetry Rewriting Job”                                     

 Sponsored by the MSU Jewish Studies Program and by the MSU Libraries.

Made possible by a special gift from Ritta Rosenberg.

All refreshments and meals served at the Symposium
are prepared and served under kosher supervision.

Persons with disabilities may request accommodation by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 at least one week prior to event. Requests received after this will be met as possible.