1:30 pm – symposium, 6:30 pm – Conversations with Authors
Participants: University of Michigan Judaic Studies Faculty & Graduate Students and Authors: Maya Arad, Dory Manor, Ruby Namdar, Moshe Sakal
The symposium brings four writers, who stand at the forefront of contemporary Hebrew literature in Israel and the US, in conversation with University of Michigan scholars and students. It features the highly acclaimed writers Maya Arad, Ruby Namdar, and Moshe Sakal, and the prize-winning poet, translator, and editor Dory Manor. Writers and scholars will discuss the meaning of writing Hebrew today in Israel and around the world, and the contacts between Hebrew and other languages. They will consider the challenges of translation, editing, and disseminating literature in a global context, as well as the political implications of Hebrew literature today.
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