19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series

The Center for Jewish Studies, the minor in Jewish and Israel Studies and the Hebrew Program, presents the 19th Annual Contemporary Israeli Voices series. This year we will continue to celebrate women’s and minorities’ voices. Two women writers from Israel and a Palestinian author who writes in Hebrew will join us via online multi-media presentations with Q/A with the audience.

On Thursday, October 14 at 4 PM, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will speak about her recent book The Liar. The title of  her talk is On Love and Obsession. What happens when a lie we tell gains momentum and spins out of control? With propulsive energy, dark humor, and deep insight, The Liar reveals the far-reaching consequences of even our smallest choices, and explores the hidden corners of human nature to reveal the liar, and the truth-teller, in all of us.

On Wednesday, October 20 at 4 PM,  bestselling novelist Emuna Elon will talk about her most recent novel, House on Endless Waters. The book deals with WWII and her family place in the Netherlands, and the reasons why the survival of past times continue to emerge in our survival of the present.

On Thursday, November 18, at 8PM, Sayed Kashua, author of three well received novels the creator of the hit TV series Arab Labor, which we screened in our Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival (2015) will present on the topic of The Foreign Mother Tongue. Kashua will discuss Arab identity, Palestinian identity and Israeli identity and explore what it means to sit at a point of intersection between them.

To register for those  lectures please visit our website http://civ.site.wesleyan.edu

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