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      April 6, 2014


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      Providence, Rhode Island 02912

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      Zionism as a Cultural Movement - An International Conference at Brown University

      Sun, April 6, 2014 12:00 AM - Mon, April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM Hillel. SUNDAY, APRIL 6 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Pembroke 305 Keynote Address Speaker: Author, Ronit Matalon Reflections on Zionism and Writing: Literature in an Ideological Context Chair: Rachel Rojanski, Brown University 1:15-3:15 PM Smith-Buonanno 201 Panel I–The Zionist Idea and Jewish Culture The Culture-Moment in Early Jewish Nationalism David Myers, UCLA Bonfire at Arnona or Crucifixion at Golgotha? Bruce Saposnik, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Travel, Tourism and Cultural Zionism in Theodore Herzl's Altneuland Dimitry Shumsky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem “Flowing with Milk and Honey”: Science, Cows, and the Burdens of Producing a Sacred Land Tamar Novick, University of Pennsylvania Chair: Maud Mandel, Brown University 3:30-5:30 PM Smith-Buonanno 201 Panel II- Power and Powerlessness in Hebrew Literature Zionist Literature: The Impossibility of the Rhetoric of Partition Hannan Hever, Yale University Oedipus in Kishinev: The Tragic Turn in Early Zionist Culture Mikhal Dekel, CUNY, City College Politics of Powerlessness: Zionism and Sexual Violence in Early Hebrew Literature Ilana Szobel, Brandeis University Rethinking Tel-Aviv as a Zionist Space Barbara Mann, Jewish Theological Seminary Chair: Ilan Troen, Brandeis University 7:30-9:15 PM Pembroke 305 Evening Program Concert Chamber Music Performed by Israeli Musicians Program Oedoen Partos, Agada for Viola and Piano Mordechai Seter, “Intimo” for Flute and Piano Mark Lavry, Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano Oded Zehavi, Four songs for Soprano and Piano Musicians: Yossi Arnheim, Principal Flutist, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Lotem Beider, Viola, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Irena Friedland, Piano, Israel Claire Meghnagi, Soprano, Israel Musical director and opening remarks: Oded Zehavi, University of Haifa MONDAY, APRIL 7 9:00-11:00 AM Brown/RISD Hillel, The Chapel Symposium: Ideology, Politics, and culture - The Zionist Case Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem David Engel, New York University Derek Penslar, Oxford University and University of Toronto Steve Zipperstein, Stanford University Moderator: Rachel Rojanski, Brown University 11:10 AM-1:00 PM Brown/RISD Hillel, The Chapel Panel III: Representations and Critiques Longing for Sinai: Zionism as a Jewish Critique of Culture in the Work of M. L. Lilienblum, Ahad Ha'am and M. J. Berdyczewski. Olga Litvak, Clark University The Synagogue and the Library; Jewish Intellectuals and the Zionist Movement in Warsaw and Lwów at the End of the Nineteen Century Ela Bauer, Kibbutzim College, Israel “A Cult of Labor”: Popular Representations of Zionist Pioneering in Interwar Poland Rona Yona, Tel-Aviv University Chair: Ofer Dynes, Harvard University 1:45- 3:15 PM Brown/RISD Hillel, The Chapel Panel IV: A New Visual Culture A Knesset in the Jungle: The Building of the Sierra-Leone Parliament (1960-1961) Ayala Levin, Columbia University Between the Star of David and the Olive: Towards a Shared Symbolic Space in Israel? Hizky Shoham, Bar-Ilan University Rethinking Cinema and the Place of the Individual in Israeli Society: The Aporia of Zionist Cultural History. Eric Zakim, University of Maryland Chair: Omer Bartov, Brown University 3:15- 5:00 PM Brown/RISD Hillel, The Chapel Panel V: Zionism in Music When Hermann Cohen Cried: Hebrew Music and the Imprint of Empire James Loeffler, University of Virginia The Intricate Relations of "Jewish" and "Zionist": Music by Jewish and Israeli Composers, 1933-1973 Yuval Shaked, University of Haifa, Israel Reflections: The Land of Israel and Its Representation in the Music of Ben-Haim, Partos, Engel and Lavry Oded Zehavi, University of Haifa, Israel Chair: Mary Gluck, Brown University Organizing Committee: Rachel Rojanski, Brown University Israel Bartal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ofer Dynes, Harvard University

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