​​​Tuesdays, 14:15-15:45 | Building 74, room 516 / ZOOM

Coordinator: Dr. Ron Ben-Tovim


​2021-2022 program​
​November 16, 2021
Eitan Bar-Yosef (BGU)
"Shipwrecked in Jerusalem": British Amateur Theatre in Mandatory Palestine​
​December 13, 2021
​Alex Catchings (UC Berkeley)
The 900-Paged Wikipedic Sentence: Lucy Ellman’s Ducks, Newburyport
​December 21, 2021
​Julia Fermentto-Tzaisler (BGU)​
Meat and American Assimilation: The Radical Symbolism of Kosher Meat in the Work of Mary Antin
​January 4, 2022
​Eli Osheroff (BGU) 
Indigenous Literature as Global Literature: Palestinian Science Fiction Between 'Arif al-'Arif and H.G. Wells
​April 11, 2022
​Shachar Livne (Hebrew University):
"Good Women" and "Wicked Wives": On Literary Traditions and the Chaucer Wars
​April 25, 2022
​Ruth Wenske (Hebrew University):
"Proverbs are the Horses of Thought": Metafiction and the Non-Human in Yaa Gyasi's Transcendent Kingdom
​May 4, 2022
Taylor Johnston-Levy (BGU)
Looking Like Nobody: Raymond Carver, Lucia Berlin, and Postmodern Realism
​May 17, 2022
Tsivia Frank-Wygoda
Mythical Imaginations, Metaphorical Mappings: The Mystique of the Border-City in European Literature
​June 21, 2022
​Naomi Yeshayahou (BGU)
"Look at that Goil!": Weight loss, Body Image, and Jewish Female Sexuality in Selected Short Fiction by Fannie Hurst

2020-2021 program​​
November 16, 2020
​Taylor Johnston (TAU):
​American Pandemic Fiction and the Politics of Infection​
​December 7, 2020
​Lori Harrison-Kahan (Boston College):
Miriam Michelson, Emma Wolf, and the Process of Literary Recovery
January 11, 2021
​Hana Saliba-Salman (BGU): 
Marginalized Detectives in Postmodern, a Realm?
​March 16, 2021
Heike Bauer (Birkbeck): 
In the Canine Archives of Sex: The Dogs of Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge
​April 26, 2021
​Marilyn Reizbaum (Bowdoin College):
Renaming Sderot Nordau
​June 14, 2021
​Ohad Reznick (BGU):
Between Fiction and Reality: Passing for Non-Jewish in Multicultural American Fiction​

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2019-202​0 program
​November 18, 2019​​​
​Yael Shapira (Bar-Ilan):
The Nabob and the Nobody; Or, a Detective Story on the Margins of Romantic-Era Fiction
​December 9, 2019
​David Sheinberg (University of London):
Author as Performer: Performing Autobiographies
​January 13, 2020
​​Tsivia Frank Wygoda (Harvard):
Portrait of the Algerian Jew as a Berber: Postcolonial Imaginaries in Contemporary Jewish Algerian Literature
​January 14, 2020

Book launch (joint event with BGU's Department of Hebrew Literature):​
Shimon Adaf's AVIVA-NO, trans. from the Hebrew by Yael Segalovitz
​January 21, 2020
"Reading Poetry: Moving between Past and Future" - An Evening in
Honor of Prof. Chanita Goodblatt

February 3, 2020
BGU's Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics is proud to host​​
SELI Goes South: The Fourth National Conference for the Study of English Literatures in Israel​