Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stanza 7 - Poetry evening in Tel Aviv

On Monday 26 March 2012
At the Bookworm Cafe
9 Kikar Rabin, Tel Aviv

There will be
A Reading

Part One (7.30pm-8.20pm) 

  • Intro 
  • Sabine Huynh 
  • Yoav Itamar 
  • Celia Merlin 
  • Michal Pirani 
  • Ariella Goichman 
  • Mike Stone 
  • Emma Leavey 
  • Shawn Edrei 
  • Dan Savery Raz 
  • Jacob Newberry 
  • Tiferet Peterseil

Part Two (8.30pm-9pm) 

  • Uri Liftshitz 
  • Avshalom Guissin 
  • Wendy Mesguich 
  • Dara Barnatt 
  • Adam Fisher 
  • Melissa Dank 
  • Nadja M.Rumjanceva

For more details and promotion tidbits, the Facebook event is here. See you there! Or here. And then there!

Another one to add to your calendar

Annual Lecture in Honor of Talma Yzraely - Guest lecture by Professor Sandrine Sorlin from the University of Montpellier entitled "The Power of Rhetorical Imposture."
Thursday March 29th, 4 PM, Rosenberg Building Room 002

See you there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Poetry Prizes award ceremony and winners

 Today, Mon. 19 March 2012 we shall be holding
the prize giving ceremony for the winners of
The Bernice Sheffer Bessin Poetry Competition;
4 - 5pm in the Raymond Health Professions Building, the Fabian -Cyril Boisson Auditorium.

For Bernice Bessin - Professor Karen Alkalay-Gut
Sometimes you don’t know where to go
Because you don’t know someone who has gone
Where your heart wants you to be.

At my age there are few models
Of old ladies who continue
To follow dreams – in words,
In the world – who make rhymes
From their love of living.

And share it with generations to come.

Immigration one - Nadja Rumjanceva
Little things give you away.
It is not stamped on your forehead
that you used to feel at home on wheels.
It does not ooze through your casual clothes
that you shared your first menses with your mother, father and two brothers,
cramped on ten square meters in a fugitive camp.
You don’t even think of these days – here, in the soft light of candelabra.
Do you?
Against the velvety touch of your jacket, the rusty sun of older days
fades into cheap documentary.

When dinner is over, you pick breadcrumbs from your plate
and quick motions of the fork gather the last drops of balsamico.

Also, at night you dream of roads.

Start - Roman Filikovsky
It is dress like a pirate day; so, I step beyond myself,
realizing legs and arms, breast and backbone, knee caps, feet, fingers and hearts. This
is a terrible sun day, as I assume my positions inside time
separating, even as we speak
I watch you are as beautiful as misconstrued body parts asking
we have slept long. I say it is one year or one hundred thousand years and I cannot remember. I ask, how do I look and you look merry.
It is enough to make my muscles move.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yeats visits the central library

He'll be there until the end of March. The details can be found here.

A Philip K. Dick Conference

Philip K. Dick, a science-fiction writer (not the best one, in my opinion but I may be in the minority) has acquired a somewhat cult status in literary studies, especially in postmodern theory. So here he is, with a conference specially for him! SF fans, this one is for you!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Belated Beginnings

The department is having a busy two weeks! Please check the website to keep track of it all.

A guest lecture by Professor Marc Caplan from Johns Hopkins University
Monday, March 19th, 2012, 2.15 PM, Gilman Building Room 496.

Light refreshments at 2 PM.

Monday, March 12, 2012

An unexpected reminder

Our international academic conference, English Poetry in Unexpected Places, is taking place next Thursday.

The schedule is now available from the department website. See you there!

Guest Lectures by Professor Alexandre Leupin

Department of English and American Studies
The Yael Levin Writer-in-Residence Program

We are honored to invite you

two Guest Lectures

Professor Alexandre Leupin
Kidd and Greogorie Professor in French Studies
Louisianna State University

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"Symptoms of Femininity and Western Narrative"
Thursday, 15 March, 2012, 16:15, Rosenberg Building, Hall 02

"Proust's Desire"
Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 16:15, Webb 103 

Tel Aviv University Campus, Ramat Aviv
Entrance through Austria Gate (#1) and Safra Gate (#14)

The public is invited

Friday, March 9, 2012

New student writers blog from the UK

This is a new literary blog founded by graduate students at the University of Sheffield, UK.  I think it'd be a great idea for our talented student poets/writers to participate and to gain international exposure. Here is the info I recieved:

Dead Beats was founded in order to give young student writers a space to present their work. We invite everyone to send in their poetry/prose, regardless of experience, the best of which we publish online. Drawing upon the counter-cultural sentiments of the Beat Generation, we wanted to call back to a time when literature was still groundbreaking and in light of the worldwide cutbacks to the arts, still vital. The blog has gained considerable worldwide attention since its conception, garnering over 4000 likes on Facebook and being followed on social networks by some major publishing houses (notably Penguin and Vintage).


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bessin Poetry Prizes 2012

The Department of English and American Studies takes pleasure in announcing the winners of the
Annual Bessin Prizes in Poetry
for 2011-12

Nadja Rumjanceva
Roman Filkovsky


Interrupting Whiteness

At the Porter Institute
for Poetics and Semiotics


Tuesday March 13, 6 PM, Webb 102 (in English)

Dr. Janice Fernheimer, University of Kentucky:

Interrupting Whiteness :
Hatzaad Harishon, Black Jews, and the Expansion of Jewish Identity

Janice W. Fernheimer, Assistant Professor, English Department & Program in Jewish Studies
President, Klal Rhetorica

Professor Fernheimer's book project, Rhetoric, Race, Religion: Hatzaad Harishon and Black Jewish Identity from Civil Rights to Black Power (RRR), is under contract with the University of Alabama Press. Analyzing primary archival documents (letters, memos, proposals) housed at the Schomburg Center in New York, RRR focuses on Black Jews and their interactions with other Jews to theorize how rhetors argue about questions of identity and authenticity. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Purim 2012

Dear students of the English and American studies department!

Ladies and gentleman,
Damsels and knights,
Madams and sirs,
Kings and fools
Philosophers and goons,

We all become one only once a year… and you are all invited! Our annual Purim adventure is about to begin, and this time we present to you the Purim...
Renaissance faire!!!
The event will be hosted by Pappas (Hallal Hazaken הלל הזקן 12 Tel-Aviv) on March 8th, and will start at 17:30!
Please dress appropriately for our times, and with respect for our one and only, her Grace, her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth. All our poetry and art is dedicated to her and her alone.

See you there!!!
(for any questions PLEASE contact Maizy via phone :0528044822 or email: Maizy.eliash@gmail.com)