Seminar: Exploring Palestinian and Hebrew Literature

Event Details

October 4, 2018
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 601

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Dina Noto
413-835-0221

Exploring Palestinian and Hebrew Literature
Seminar with Anton Shammas and Hannan Hever

A seminar with the author Anton Shammas and with Hebrew Literature scholar Hannan Hever, moderated by Alon Confino. 

In this seminar, open to all students and faculty, we shall read two poems, by Muhammad Ali Taha and Yehuda Amichai, and discuss their significance within Palestinian and Hebrew literature.

Anton Shammas is a Professor of Middle Eastern and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan.

Hannan Hever is Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language & Literature and Comparative Literature, Yale University.

Alon Confino is Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst, UMass Department of History, UMass Program in Comparative Literature, and UMass Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.