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Program Schedule

Thursday, April 15

9:30: Opening Remarks and Welcome: Na’ama Rokem and Josef Stern (Classics 110)

10:00-12:15: Session I (Classics 110)

Moderator: Eric Santner


Amir Eshel (Stanford University): “W.G. Sebald and Michal Govrin”

Michal Govrin (Jerusalem): “Writing in Dialogue with Multiple Germanies”

Lunch Break

2:00-4:15: Session II (Classics 110)

Moderator: Amir Eshel


Sebastian Wogenstein (University of Connecticut): “Redemption from History? Speaking Hebrew in Contemporary German Literature”

Michal Ben Horin (University of Florida): “Death, Gender and Gesamtkunstwerk: A. B. Yehoshua and Hans-Ulrich Treichel”

5:00-6:30: Keynote Address (Fulton Hall)

Presentation by Michael Brenner (University of Munich): “Haskalah and Hashmadah: Hebrew Traces in Germany from Mendelssohn to Eichmann”

Introductory Remarks by David Nirenberg

Followed by Dinner and Cabaret Performance by the New Budapest Orpheum Society (Ensemble in Residence at the University of Chicago Department of Music)

Friday, April 16

10:00-12:15: Session III (Rosenwald 405)

Moderator: Michael Geyer


Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp): “A Travel Guide to Palestine: Walter Benjamin in Israel”

Abigail Gilman (Boston University): “Buber’s trips to Germany After the War”


2:00-4:15: Session IV (Rosenwald 405)

Moderator: Na’ama Rokem


Nitzan Lebovic (Van Leer Institute/ZfL Berlin): “Formalism and Void: German Jews and the Fall of Language”

Maya Barzilai (University of Michigan): “S.Y. Agnon’s German Consecration and the ‘Miracle’ of Hebrew Prose”

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