Jews and Words: A Secular, Cultural Perspective


March 6 - March 17, 2017

Fania Oz-Salzberger

Fania Oz-Salzberger is Director of Paideia and Professor of History at the Faculty of Law and Center for German and European Studies, University of Haifa. She previously also taught at Monash University and at Princeton University. Fania was raised in Kibbutz Hulda on modern Hebrew culture and the kibbutz movement’s creative understanding of the Jewish legacy. Her Oxford University thesis became her first book, Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Oxford, 1995). Her main field is the history of political ideas in Europe, especially their transfer between cultures and languages. She also researches Jewish ideas in historical perspectives – from early modern political Hebraism (Grotius to Hobbes) to her current work on Jewish ... more »  

The Oedipal Figure in Modern Hebrew Literature:


March 20-24, 2017

Michael Gluzman


Professor Michael Gluzman is the head of the Laura Schwartz Kipp Center for Hebrew Literature and Culture at Tel Aviv University. Among his publications are The Politics of Canonicity: Lines of Resistance in Modernist Hebrew Poetry (Stanford 2004), The Zionist Body: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Hebrew Literature (Hebrew, 2007) and The Poetry of the Drowned: The Melancholia of  Sovereignty in Hebrew Poetry of the 1950s and 19 ... more »