Literary Workshop with Dr. Michal Fram Cohen
10.30am Monday 20 November
Michal Fram Cohen holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature
from Bar-Ilan University. She currently works as a Hebrew
translator/interpreter and has a special interest in early Hebrew
writers. Michal was the recipient of a grant from the Center for the
Study of Women in Judaism at Bar-Ilan University. Her articles were
published in Hebrew Higher Education
and The Independent Review.
Before returning to Israel, Michal taught Hebrew at the University of
Maryland and Georgetown University.
She will be presenting two novels:
by Avraham Mapu (Vilna, 1853),
Veha-Banim by Shalom Yaakov Abramovitz
(Odessa, 1868). These novels represent opposite trends in the creation
of Modern Hebrew Literature: Romanticism and Realism.
Ahavat Zion [Love of
Zion] takes place in the Kingdom of Judea in the time of the First
Temple and portrays the struggle against the influence of Paganism.
[Fathers and Sons] takes place in a contemporary Russian
Shtetl and portrays
the generation gaps between traditional parents and their modern
Mapu and Abramovitz (known by his pen name
Mendele Mokher Sefarim)
used different methods in the revival of Hebrew in their novels.
The lecture will contrast the different literary ideologies of Mapu the
Romanticist and Mendele the Realist, as reflected in the plot, the
characterization, and the language of each novel. Excerpts in English
from both novels will be provided ahead of the lecture.
Members pre-paid NIS 35
Members at Door NIS 40
Non-members NIS 45