EVENT: HebLitLab: Launching lecture by Prof. Hamutal Tsamir

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new collaborative initiative: HebLitLab - Hebrew Literature Laboratory. 

Hosted by:The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies at John Hopkins University in collaboration with The Judaic Studies Program at the George Washington University. 

Our inaugural joint meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 7, 1:30 pm (EST; 8.30 pm Israel time)

We will be hosting Prof. Hamutal Tsamir (Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev) who will present her paper:

Bialik and the Nation: Procreation, Representation, Distance  

Based on her recent book: Bodily Bialik: Desire, Zionism, Poetry (HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2019).

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/.../tJMkd-CsqjgiGtX5xwscgo9sHuDy2DktosIr


Talk abstract:

This talk offers an innovative reading – a political, critical, and “bodily” reading – of the poetry of Haim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934). It suggests that the Bialikian subject was not merely mind and soul but also the body. It is in this body that Bialik found the main site for producing the national-Zionist desire and embodying the Zionist nation itself.

Speaker bio:

Prof. Hamutal Tsamir teaches at the Department of Hebrew Literature at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her main fields of interest are modern Hebrew poetry and its intersections with nationalism/Zionism, Judaism, and gender. Her previous publications include "In the name of the land: Nationalism, subjectivity and Gender in the poetry of the 1950s-1960s" (Keter and the Heksherim Institute at Ben-Gurion University, 2006) and "Bodily Bialik: Desire, Zionism, Poetry"(HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2019).

Please join us and share with colleagues and students,

Arie Dubnov & Neta Stahl