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Workshop: "Dialogical Textures. Theory and the German-Jewish Literary Tradition"

October 12, 2014

This second workshop of the Cooperative Research Project Dialogical Textures was organized by Galili Shahar (Tel Aviv University) and Susanne Zepp (Freie Universität Berlin) in cooperation with the Dahlem Humanities Center and was dedicated to conjoint readings of texts from the German-Jewish literary tradition.

The workshop was designed in the framework of Chavruta, "learning–together", that implies the concentrated joint studying of key-texts of theoretical significance. The task of this workshop was gaining a new theoretical experience of what is tradition, dealing with issues such as textuality and language, the notion of study, sacredness and secularism, the gender-difference and the critique of violence. The goal of the workshop was to define the German-Jewish literary tradition as a field of study and to discuss future research directions.


October 12, 2014
10:30 Opening Remarks
Galili Shahar/Susanne Zepp
Panel I
Chair: Stephanie Bung

Walter Benjamin, Zum Planetarium (1928)
Introduction: Galili Shahar

Hayim Nahman Bialik, Al Kodesh ve'Chol ba'Lashon (1927)
Introduction: Ilit Ferber

Panel II
Chair: Jan Gerber

Theodor W. Adorno, Thesen über die Sprache des Philosophen (1932)
Introduction: Gal Hertz

Siegfried Kracauer, Vorwort zu Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit (1937)
Introduction: Roni Hirsh-Ratzkovsky

Panel III
Chair: Uri Ganani

Arnold Schönberg, Komposition mit zwölf Tönen (1935)
Introduction: Michal Ben-Horin

Eduard Goldstücker, Die Prager deutsche Literatur als historisches Phänomen (1965)
Introduction: Jan Gerber

17:15 Closing Discussion
The Future Agenda of the Cooperative Research Project

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