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Book Launch: 'Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making'

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 6:00 PM

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Coauthors Nancy E. Berg, Professor of Hebrew Language at Washington University, and Naomi B. Sokoloff, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of Washington, will discuss their book "Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making."

In "Since 1948," scholars consider how recent voices have succeeded older ones and reverberated in concert with them; how linguistic and geographical boundaries have blurred; how genres have shifted; and how canon and competition have shaped Israeli culture. Charting surprising trajectories of a vibrant, challenging, and dynamic literature, the contributors analyze texts composed in Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic; by Jews and non-Jews; and by Israelis abroad as well as writers in Israel. What emerges is a portrait of Israeli literature as neither minor nor regional, but rather as transnational, multilingual, and worthy of international attention.

This event is co-sponsored by The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies at Washington University, the Israel Institute, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilization at the University of Washington.

*Please note, the event will take place at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET and 4 p.m. PT).

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Nancy E. Berg, Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, will discuss her book Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making

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