Wash U to hold Israeli Literary Festival

Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day in 2013 by waving flags as they walk to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  File photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

Washington University is hosting “Israeli Literature @70” on its Danforth Campus April 12 and 13. The event, which is free and open to the public, marks the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding on May 14.

The conference aims to summarize, appraise and re-evaluate the first 70 years of Israeli literature. Conference participants –Yael Dekel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Shai Ginsburg, Duke University; Eric Zakim, University of Maryland; Riki Traum, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Eran Tzelgov, Ben-Gurion University & Ra’av Press; Naomi B. Sokoloff, University of Washington; Wendy Zierler, Hebrew Union College; Michal Raizen, Ohio Wesleyan University; Shachar Pinsker, University of Michigan; Melissa Weininger, Rice University; and Nancy E. Berg, Washington University – will discuss texts that were composed in Hebrew as well as texts composed in other languages and/or written outside the State of Israel.

For more information, go to jinelc.wustl.edu/events/734.