Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Dr. Tsila Ratner - Senior Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature
Dr. Ratner is a native Israeli, who has lived in London since 1984. She took degrees in Hebrew literature and philosophy at Tel-Aviv University. She served as a lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature until her move to England. Since 1984, Dr. Ratner has taught Hebrew literature at both Cambridge University and Leo Baeck College. In 1995 She was appointed Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature in the Department. She recently organised an international conference on modern Hebrew literature, which was hosted by the Institute of Jewish Studies at University College London.
Dr. Ratner has made important contributions to the viability of modern Hebrew as a subject in the secondary school curriculum in the UK. She serves as the Chief Examiner for the Modern Hebrew 'A' Level Examination, and is currently developing its new syllabus. She organises annual workshops on modern Hebrew Literature for teachers and students, which are hosted by the Department.
While at Tel-Aviv University, Dr. Ratner helped edit textbooks devoted to poetry and literary criticism. She has translated a number of American novels into Hebrew, most notably J. Fielding, The Other Woman , and T. Dreiser, Sister Carrie .
Dr. Ratner's research programme is increasingly focused on Women's Studies within the context of modern Israeli literature.
Articles and Chapters in Books
- "Between The Narrator and His Poem - A Study of Amichai and Steinberg", a chapter in the book Sefer Levin (Tel-Aviv, 1995) (in Hebrew).
- A chapter on Amos Oz for The Encyclopedia of The Novel (n.p.: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997).
- "Pale Girls, Clumsy Merchants and A Gallant Narrator - in Steinberg's Fiction", Dapim 11 (1998) (in Hebrew)
- "S. Yizhar - Preserving The Hopes and The Fears of a Generation", JC, 2.1998.
- "A Case of a Reluctant Gallantry - Two Novels by Amos Oz" (forthcoming).
- "Hapacha Im Boe Me'Ora - Bat Israel' by Y. Steinberg (Tel Aviv University) (forthcoming).
- "This Motherhood is Not One" (forthcoming).
- Translation into English "The Thousand Wives of Naftali Siman-Tov" by Dan Benaya-Seri.