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June 2011 Jewish Studies Co-sponsored Events

The Europe Center presents:
Dan Miron, Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Columbia University
Conference on "Hebrew Literature: The Impact of 1948"
Monday, June 13, 2011 6:15 - 7:45 pm
Levinthal Hall
Stanford Humanities Center
Stanford University
Open to the public, no RSVP required.

Dan Miron is the Leonard Kaye Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  He is the author of more than twenty books, in both Hebrew and English.  His books include The Prophetic Mode in Modern Hebrew Poetry (2009); a study of the poet and playwright Nathan Alterman, From the Worm a Butterfly Emerges; and two studies of the classics of Yiddish fiction, The Image of the Shtetl and Other Studies of Modern Jewish Literary Imagination (2001) and A Traveler Disguised: The Rise of Modern Yiddish Fiction in the Nineteenth Century (1996).  In 1980 he received the Bialik Prize for Jewish thought, and in 1993 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Hebrew literature.

Professor Miron’s lecture is the keynote address of the conference on “History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948” co-sponsored by The Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, The Department of Comparative Literature, and the Center for Ethics and Society, along with The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Conference sessions will be held June 13-14 in Levinthal Hall of the Stanford Humanities Center.