Fearful Symmetries: What Does Equivalence Mean in War and in Literature

Comparative Literature Lecture Series
Sep 11, 2017
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Lital Levy, Princeton University

Lital Levy is Associate Professor for Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she teaches Hebrew and Arabic literatures, Jewish studies, and literary theory. She obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and was previously a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She specializes in contact zones of modern Hebrew and Arabic. Her research encompasses literature and film from Israel/Palestine, the 19th and 20th century intellectual history of Arab Jews, the interface of Jewish literature and world literature, and the comparative study of non-Western literary modernities. Her award-winning 2014 book Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine examines multilingualism, translation, and language politics in the literature and culture of Israel/Palestine. She is currently working on two book projects: an intellectual history of Arab Jews in the modern Arabic and Hebrew renaissance movements, and a study of spatiality and temporality in literature of the conflict.

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