Contemporary Israeli Voices with Assaf Gavron

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:00 PM (ET)
Daniel Family Commons, Usdan Center
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Center for Jewish Studies
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Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can you Avoid Politics?
Speaker: Assaf Gavron, acclaimed Israeli author

This lecture examines contemporary Israeli fiction and the role of politics within it. Does life in such a politically-charged environment influence the kind of fiction and other art forms created within it? What is the role of authors in such an environment? Are they expected to deal with it? Do they have an obligation to do so? Or is it perhaps a burden that they are not allowed to escape from? Through a series of examples and case studies, from his own and his peers’ experience, Gavron shows how contemporary Israeli writers deal with these and other questions, both in their fiction and beyond it.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

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