Zionism, the Novel, and Contemporary Debates
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00 pm PST - 7:30 pm PST
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East presents: Zionism, the Novel, and Contemporary Debates
Scholars of literature can teach about the Middle East and contribute to debates about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict by analyzing novels by Israelis, Palestinians, and others. This lecture will show what novels by A.M. Klein, Sayed Kashua, and Howard Jacobson can teach us about the conflict, about novels, and about ourselves.
Dr. Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University, is a distinguished professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. He has served as President of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in 2011. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Free and open to the public. Light reception to follow.
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Co-sponsors: Jackson School of International Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies; the Departments of English, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Germanics, and Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media; and Hillel UW.
Sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of the content of the lecture.