Jerusalem 2019

Jerusalem Conference, November 2019

This conference will explore the feuilleton as a meeting place for journalism, politics and literature; a locus of urban culture; a site of negotiation for transnational identities; and a rich topic for the digital humanities. We welcome papers from history, literary studies, cultural studies, journalism and other related fields and encourage a wide range of geographic locations, theoretical, disciplinary and linguistic approaches.

Conference Participants

Monday, November 18, 2019

The National Library of Israel

13:30 | Welcome

13:45-15:15 | Feuilletons, Jews and Jewishness in the Modern Press

  • Shachar Pinsker (University of Michigan): “Why Feuilletons? Jewish Literature, Press, and the Public Sphere”
  • Naomi Brenner (The Ohio State University): “Priests, Prostitutes and Villains: Examining the Roman-Feuilleton”
  • Roni Be’er Marx (Open University): “Yarketey HaLevanon“: The Feuilleton in the Newspaper HaLevanon

15:15-15:30 | Break

15:30-15:45 | Eyal Miller (National Library of Israel) Historical Jewish Press

15:45-17:00 | Contexts

  • Matthew Handelman (Michigan State University): “A Continuing Commentary on Politics – German-Jewish Intellectuals and the Feuilleton at the Frankfurter Zeitung
  • Uri S. Cohen (Tel Aviv University): “Natan Alterman and The Hebrew Press”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

9:00-10:30 | Workshop 1: 19th century

  • Tamir Karkason (Ben Gurion University): Feuilleton Sermons in Ladino: Two Texts of Barukh Mitrani as Test Cases (Ladino)
  • Michal Fram Cohen: Elhanan Leib Lewinsky, (Hebrew)
  • Lilah Nethanel (Bar Ilan University): David Frishman (Hebrew)

10:30-10:45 | Break

10:45-12:15 | Workshop 2: Turn of the Century

  • Meirav Reuveny (Hebrew University): A. Z. Rabinovitz and Y. H. Taviov (Hebrew) 
  • Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science): Leopold Katscher (German)
  • Svetlana Natkovitz (Haifa University): Vladimir Jabotinsky (Russian)

12:15-13:30 | Lunch 

13:30-15:15 | Workshop 3: Between the Wars

  • Roy Greenwald (Ben Gurion University): Peretz Markish (Yiddish)
  • Giddon Ticotsky (Hebrew University): Natan Alterman (Hebrew)
  • Urszula Glensk (University of Wrocław): Major Literature against a Minority (Polish)

15:15-15:30 | Break

15:30-17:30 | Workshop 4: Post-War

  • David Guedj (Ben Gurion University): Three Types of Feuilletons in Morocco during the First Half of 20th-Century
  • Amir Engel (Hebrew University): “Luach Ha-arets” (Hebrew)
  • Joel Kohen: Fritz J. Raddatz (German)
  • Gidi Nevo (Ben Gurion University): Ephraim Kishon (Hebrew)

17:30-18:00 | Next Steps

  • Naomi Brenner (Ohio State University)
  • Ofer Dynes (Hebrew University)
  • Matthew Handelman (Michigan State University)
  • Shachar Pinsker (University of Michigan)

Presentations on Monday will provide contexts for discussion on Tuesday, which will focus on specific texts or sets of texts that are related to the feuilleton. The conference will include sessions with 20 minute papers, and workshop sessions on Tuesday will consist of 10-minute presentations about specific texts followed by extensive discussion. Texts will be presented in the original language, with selections translated into English.