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Modern Jewish Literature Symposium

Deborah Dash Moore, Yael Kenan, Chana Kronfeld, Mikhail Krutikov, Josh Lambert, Marjorie Levinson, Julian Levinson, Maren Linett, Nadav Linial, Rachel Neis
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1:00-5:30 PM
Assembly Hall Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
Bringing together colleagues as well as former and current students of Professor Norich, this symposium reflects Professor Norich’s influence and inspiration, while also suggesting directions that her scholarly legacy may take in future. One panel focuses on the transnational and multilingual contexts of Jewish modernism, specifically the interactions between Yiddish and modern Hebrew literary traditions. The second focuses on the role of Jews as producers of and subjects in Anglophone literary culture.

​Symposium Schedule

​​1:00 pm: Opening Remarks– Marjorie Levinson, University of Michigan
1:15 pm: First Panel
Introduction—Moderator, Rachel Neis, University of Michigan
Chana Kronfeld, University of California, Berkeley—”'In Zikh' in Jerusalem: Benjamin Harshav's Poetry and the Afterlife of New York Yiddish Modernism.”
Yael Kenan, University of Michigan—"Mothers in Mourning – Reading Kanafani and Grossman Together”
Nadav Linial, University of Michigan.—"Hard Definitions: Genre and Ideology in Brenner's Out of Depths".

3:30: Second Panel
Introduction—Moderator, Mikhail Krutikov, University of Michigan
Julian Levinson, University of Michigan—“De-localizing Yiddish: Translating Chaim Grade’s ‘Jewish Towns of Poland’”
Maren Linnett, Purdue University—”Flannery O’Connor as Bioethicist: The Violent Bear It Away and the Value of Disabled Lives”
Josh Lambert, University of Massachusetts Amherst— “Publishing Jews at Knopf”
5:15 pm: Closing Remarks—Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan​

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Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Jewish Studies, Literature
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies, Comparative Literature, Rackham Graduate School, Department of English Language and Literature