Israeli Writers and Writing after October 7

Submitted by Naomi B Sokoloff on

What is the role of writers and what is the value of literature at a time of catastrophe and collective crisis? This presentation by Prof. Naomi Sokoloff considers how Israelis are responding to current events through poetry, fiction, popular song, testimonies, and other kinds of writing.

The talk, scheduled for January 10, 12:00-1:30, is part of a Winter 2024 Lunch and Learn Series sponsored by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by MELC. Lunch will be served. Register here.

The image displayed here is from a multi-media exhibit featuring words from text messages sent by Israelis on October 7, 2023. This piece is “What’s going on? By us we hear noises of broken windows” by artist Sharon Pazner.