"The Mother of the Sons" and her embodiments in Modern Hebrew Literature

Published on 18 February par Institut du genre

Organised by Elisa Carandina, Alessandro Guetta, Madalina Vartejanu-Joubert

Lecture by Dana Olmert
Discussant: Elisa Carandina

Dr. Dana Olmert is a senior lecturer at the Literature department at Tel-Aviv University. Her first book, Predicaments of Writing and Loving: The First Hebrew Women Poets, was awarded the 2009 Bahat Prize by the University of Haifa, and was published in 2012.
Her second book, A Barricade of Mothers -Mothers of Soldiers in Israeli Zionist Culture and Literature, published Dec. 2018, concerns Hebrew literary works written between 1905 and 2010, whose protagonists are mothers of soldiers. Its theoretical perspectives combine psychoanalytical and feminist theories, with sociological writings about Israeli militarization and gender-based social roles. The book, aims to illuminate the perceptions of motherhood imprinted in works from different decades and to critically examine the intimate and national motives that lie behind their characters’ behaviors.

Olmert’s other publications include essays on poetry, mostly by women, and on critical writing by women. As well as on the writings of Y.H Brenner, U.N Gnessin Sayed Kashua and others.

24 February 2020, 6.00-8.00 pm
Paris, Inalco, room 3.04
65 rue des Grands Moulins, Paris 13e

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