Franz Kafka and the Modern Jewish Literary Complex

Literary Scholar Dan Miron to Give Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 260/2009 from Oct 05, 2009

The literary scholar Dan Miron will give a lecture on October 20, 2009, at Freie Universität Berlin. The professor of Hebrew literature and comparative literature at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and at Columbia University, New York, will speak on the topic "Franz Kafka and the Modern Jewish Literary Complex." The event is being organized by Dahlem Humanities Center of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University. The lecture will be held in English. It is free of charge and open to the public.

Dan Miron is one of the leading scholars in the field of Yiddish narrative prose, Hebrew poetry, and the reception and history of the scholarly study of Jewish literature. His publications include the study Ashkenaz. Modern Hebrew Literature and the Premodern German Jewish Experience and the volume H. N. Bialik and the Prophetic Mode in Modern Hebrew Poetry (2000). In addition, Miron has published studies on the literary portrayal of the Jewish schtetl, including The Image of the Shtetl and Other Studies of Modern Jewish Literary Imagination.

Dan Miron is the recipient of several awards, including the Bialik Prize and the highest award of the State of Israel, the Israel Prize.

Further Information


  • October 20, 2009, 6 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Seminar Center, Room L 116, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

For further information, please contact:

Katja Heinrich, Freie Universität Berlin, Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC)
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 838-55057 and -52043, Email: