A.B. Yehoshua, from the Wikipedia Portrait Project. Photo Credit: Arielinson
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The World According to A. B. Yehoshua

Prof. Yael Halevi-Wise

Drawing on materials from her recently published The Retrospective Imagination of A. B. Yehoshua (2020), Professor Halevi-Wise will discuss Yehoshua’s ambivalent relationship toward the world at large in contrast with his non-conciliatory attitude toward the Jewish diaspora. Yehoshua’s negative comments about diasporic Jewry are well known; yet in his novels, he typically sends his characters on worldwide adventures, where they meet individuals from different races, religions and national identities. These voyages present a significant danger for perdition or loss of identity, but they also offer a constructive opportunity to forge mutually enlightening relationships that ultimately deepen the appreciation of Yehoshua’s characters for the ongoing labor that is necessary to forge a modern Jewish identity in Israel.

Yael Halevi-Wise, McGill University in Montreal, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of English Literature

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30.8.2021
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A.B. Yehoshua, from the Wikipedia Portrait Project. Photo Credit: Arielinson
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The World According to A. B. Yehoshua

Prof. Yael Halevi-Wise

Drawing on materials from her recently published The Retrospective Imagination of A. B. Yehoshua (2020), Professor Halevi-Wise will discuss Yehoshua’s ambivalent relationship toward the world at large in contrast with his non-conciliatory attitude toward the Jewish diaspora. Yehoshua’s negative comments about diasporic Jewry are well known; yet in his novels, he typically sends his characters on worldwide adventures, where they meet individuals from different races, religions and national identities. These voyages present a significant danger for perdition or loss of identity, but they also offer a constructive opportunity to forge mutually enlightening relationships that ultimately deepen the appreciation of Yehoshua’s characters for the ongoing labor that is necessary to forge a modern Jewish identity in Israel.

Yael Halevi-Wise, McGill University in Montreal, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of English Literature

Mon
30.8.2021
20:00
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