Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jewish Writing, Jewish Lives



GWU's Jewish Literature Live course (taught by Prof. Faye Moskowitz) and GW's collaboration with the British Council on its U.K. Writer-in-Residence Program converge for one afternoon only: Friday February 26, 2-4 p.m., Rome Hall 352.

What do we mean today when we say "Jewish writing"? Do we mean writers who identify as Jews? Do we mean writers who write about Jewish themes, whether Jewish or not? How do Jewish writers conceptualize Jewish identity, and how do they grapple with questions of identity in their works? Is Jewishnes chosen? voluntary? cultural? religious? something else? How is "Jewish writing" a transnational phenomenon?

Please join us for this lively, interdisciplinary discussion about these and other questions of contemporary Jewish writing in a transnational context.

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