Cosponsored Event: Omri Asscher - Translation as a Bridge? Ideological Encounters between Israeli & American Jewish Cultures

The Hebrew translation and reception of literary works by Jewish-American writers, and the English translation of works by Israeli authors, constitute particularly interesting junctures between the two major Jewish cultures of our time. Each culture was confronted in this way with an often competing concept of Jewish identity, and divergent

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October 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm

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October 29, 2018 - 1:30 pm

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10383 Bunche Hall   View map

The Hebrew translation and reception of literary works by Jewish-American writers, and the English translation of works by Israeli authors, constitute particularly interesting junctures between the two major Jewish cultures of our time. Each culture was confronted in this way with an often competing concept of Jewish identity, and divergent representation of contemporary Jewish existence, which were harbored by the literary imagination of their Jewish Other. This talk explores the ideological appropriation involved in processes of translation and interpretation in both directions, in order to shed light on the different ways in which each Jewish cultural center responded to the challenge—and potential inspiration—represented by the other.


Omri Asscher (UCLA)

Sponsored by
UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies

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