About the conference

Chairs: Amir Eshel (German Studies), Vered Shemtov (Hebrew)

On March 28-29, 2007 we will be holding at Stanford University a workshop/conference devoted to "Hebrew Poetry in Cultural Context." Among the issues the conference will evaluate are poetic structures and themes in their relations to ideology, memory and history, space, gender and ethnicity.  We welcome any other discussions which focus on interesting intersections between text and cultural context in Hebrew poetry.   We invited to this conference a very small group of speakers.  The sessions will be planned with ample time for discussion and debate.  While we would like the papers to be presented in English, the discussions could be in Hebrew or English.

Sponsors: Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Hebrew Literature project in the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, Stanford Language Center and the Department of Comparative Literature

Photography: Roi Kuper (with kind permission of the artists) http://www.roikuper.com