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The Other’s Language, the Other Language: Jewish Authors Writing in Arabic, Palestinian Authors Writing in Hebrew

Publié le 8 avril 2019 Mis à jour le 8 avril 2019

Conference and literary event about the Jewish authors writing in Arabic and Palestinians authors writing in Hebrew

The main aim of this conference is to provide crossed perspectives on the long-standing Arabic literary production of the Arab world’s Jewish communities – with an emphasis on 20th century Iraq and authors like Anwar Shā’ul (1904-1984), Shalom Darwīsh (1913-1997), Isḥāq Bār-Moshe (1927-2003), Samīr Naqqāsh (1938-2004), and Shmuel Moreh (1932-2017) – and on a newer phenomenon, Palestinian authors’ contribution to Hebrew literature, especially ‘Aṭāllāh Manṣūr (b. 1934), Na‘īm ‘Arāyidī (1948-2015), Anton Shammās (b. 1950), and Sayed Keshua (b. 1975).

Both phenomena raise many questions: are a Jewish author writing in Arabic and an Arab author writing in Hebrew fully recognized by their peers? To which extent do they write in ‘the language of the Other’, since in most cases they actually write in their mother tongue, or at least in a language they acquired in childhood? Do these authors necessarily try to build bridges between cultures? How are they considered inside their own communities? How does this language choice affect their fame as authors? What is the place of the ‘bilingual’ authors?
  Organizers: Pr. Xavier LUFFIN (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Pr. Reuven SNIR (University of Haifa)

 
Date(s)
Le 14 mai 2019

Conference : 14th and 15th May 2019  from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Registration from 9.00 am to 9.30 am) / Literary event : 14th May from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm

Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch

Building D (11th Floor) - Room D.C.11.215 / Buiding A - Gate Y (Level 2) - Room A.Y.2.108

Date(s)
Le 15 mai 2019

Conference : 14th and 15th May 2019  from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Registration from 9.00 am to 9.30 am) / Literary event : 14th May from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm

Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch

Building D (11th Floor) - Room D.C.11.215 / Buiding A - Gate Y (Level 2) - Room A.Y.2.108

Date(s)
Le 14 mai 2019
ULB Solbosch - Building D (11th Floor) - Room D.C.11.125
Lieu(x)
Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch

Building D (11th Floor) - Room D.C.11.215 / Buiding A - Gate Y (Level 2) - Room A.Y.2.108