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The National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

And The Stanford Language Center

invites you to participate in

THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEBREW LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND

CULTURE

June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

1 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

NAPH is the professional organization of professors and instructors in colleges, universities and seminaries who specialize in Hebrew language and literature of the ancient, medieval and modern period. For membership information, contact: NAPH 1346 Van Hise Hall 1220 Linden Drive University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, 53706-1558 Phone: (608) 262-2997 Fax: (608) 262-9417 Email: naph@mailplus.wisc.edu WWW: http://www.polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/naph

2 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

The NAPH conferences are an ongoing forum for exchanging knowledge, information and ideas among scholars and teachers of Hebrew language, literature and culture in institutions of higher learning.

Conference Chair: Vered Shemtov, Stanford University

Program Committee:

Edna Amir Coffin, University of Michigan (Co-Chair) Yigal Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Co-Chair)

Nancy Berg, Washington University Shmuel Bolozky, University of Massachusetts

Gilead Morahg, University of Wisconsin Hannah Naveh, Tel Aviv University

Adina Ofek, Jewish Theological Seminary Esther Raizen, University of Texas

Vered Shemtov, Stanford University

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This conference was made possible by the generous support of

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

Addit ional support was provided by: The Stanford Language Center

The Dorot Foundation The Ruth Gollan Memorial Fund

College of Liberal Arts

Support for cultural events and post-conference event was provided by:

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies Stanford Language Center

The Israel Center, San Francisco The Israeli Consulate, San Francisco

3 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

Conference program: All sessions will take place in Wallenberg hall, unless otherwise noted

Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:15 8:00 Excursion: Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto __________________________________________________________________ Sunday, June 19, 2005 10:30 11:30 Teaching Hebrew in the 21 Century: A Tour and Demonstration of the Hebrew Facilities and Program at Stanford (Stanford Hebrew Program, Kara Sanchez and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Learning) Room 127 __________________________________________________________________ 11:00 1:00 Registration and Refreshment Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University

4 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

12:00 2:00 Session 1 Language: Room 317 Chair: Ting Wang (Stanford University) Tamar Zewi (Haifa University), Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew (E) Duane Christensen (UC Berkeley), From Sacred Story to Canonical

Text: The Formation of the Bible (E) Randall Garr (UC Santa Barbara), 'abl in Biblical Hebrew (E) Literature: Room 326 Chair: Nili Gold Uzi Shavit (Tel Aviv University), In Front of the Day of

Disappointments": 60's Anniversary of the Ending of WWII in Europe - The Reaction of the Hebrew Poetry (H)

Hagit Halperin (Tel Aviv University), "In the Beginning There Was My Mother's Cry": Biography and Mythical Biography (A. Shlonsky and A. Penn) (H)

Zahava Caspi (Ben Gurion University), The "Lake" and the "Road": Space and Poetics in the Poetry of Bialik and Alterman - a Comparative Discussion (H)

Panel: Room 323 Chair: Hannah Naveh Oreet Meital (Ben Gurion University), The Prophetic Body: Sado-

Masochist Aspects in the Poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg (H) Shira Stav (Ben Gurion University), Deconstructing Daddy: The

Father's Body in Women's Poetry (H) Dana Olmert (Hebrew University), "For I Will Never Be Thine Wife":

Eroticism and Poetic Creativity in the Early Poetry by Ester Raab (H)

Teacher Presentations: Room 127 Chair: Ziporah Wagner Rivka Halperin and Hadassah Nemovicher (Jewish Theological

Seminary of America), News from Israel: Enhancing Reading Comprehension in the Advanced Levels of Hebrew Instruction (H)

Tiqva Baron (Rice University), ePortfolio at the Beginners' and the Intermediate Language Levels (H)

5 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

2:00 2:30 Coffee Break Building 200, room 02

2:30 4:30

Building 200, room 02

Historiographical Perspectives on Israeli Literature In Honor of the 100th Birthday of Israel Cohen

Chair: Gilead Morahg Hagit Halperin (Tel Aviv University), In Memory of Israel Cohen

Dan Laor (Tel Aviv University), Resistance to Alterman: Designating Turning Points (H)

Chana Kronfeld (UC Berkeley), "Likrat": Towards a New Poetics and Politics of "The Statehood Generation"

Yigal Schwartz (Ben Gurion University), Modernism and Postmodernism in Israeli Literature: The Watershed (H)

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5:00 - 7:30 Dinner

Stanford faculty Club

Greetings: Edna Amir Coffin (NAPH)

Vered Shemtov (Stanford University)

Keynote Address: Writing the Unsaid: Hebrew Prose and the Palestinian Question

Amir Eshel, Comparative Literature, Stanford University

7:30 - 8:30 "...And So I Went":

Performance by Oshra Elkayam movement theatre,Israel Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Co-sponsored by:

the Taube Center for Jewish Studies Stanford Language Center

The Israeli Consulate, San Francisco The Israel National Lottery Council of the Arts

6 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

Monday, June 20, 2005 8:00 9:00 Business Meeting [Open to all NAPH members] Room 127 9:00 10:30 Session 2 Literature: Room 326 Chair: Nancy Ezer Yael Feldman (New York University), Bat Yiftah, She'ula, Titzhak:

Female Sacrifice Then and Now (H) Gilead Morahg (University of Wisconsin), A Voice Calling in the

Wilderness: Religion and Redemption in A.B. Yehoshua's Early Fiction (E)

Language: Room 322 Chair: Adriane Leveen Abraham Tal (Tel Aviv University), Samaritan Hebrew in the

Perspective of the Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language (E)

Gershon Brin (Tel Aviv University), The New Byzantine Bible Commentaries and Their Place in the History of Jewish Exegesis (H)

Pedagogy: Room 127 Chair: Gallia Porat Hadassah Kantor (Bar Ilan University), On Four Areas of Difficulties

for Learners of Hebrew as a Foreign/Second Language (H) Rivkah Bliboim (Hebrew University), "Listening to Hebrew": New Audio

Lab Programs (H)

7 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

Literature Panel: On the Margins of Modernism Wallenberg Theater (Room 124) Chair: Michael Gluzman Shachar Pinsker (University of Michigan), On Modernism, Margins,

and Yiddish-Hebrew Writers (H) Allison Shachter (UC Berkeley), Gender and Geography: The Terrain

of Eastern Europe in Leah Goldberg's ve-Hu ha-Or (E) Naomi Brenner (UC Berkeley), Modernist Bard and Balladeer: Poetic

Personas of Avraham Shlonsky and Itsik Manger (E) 11:00 1:00 Session 3 Literature: Room 326 Chair: Barbara Mann Nancy Berg (Washington University), You Can't Go Home Again: The

Hebrew Memoir (E) Iris Milner (Tel Aviv University), Yehudith Hendel: Memory Concerns

(H) Tsila Ratner (University College London), Chronicles of Homes or

The Young Historian: The Executioner's Visit by Lily Perry (H) Language: Room 322 Chair: Rifaat Ebeid Donald Parry (Brigham Young University), Isaa (The Great Isaiah

Scroll): An Ancient or Medieval Scroll? (E) Stephen Dempster (Atlantic Baptist University), "At the End of Days":

An Eschatological Technical Term? (E) Christo van der Merwe (University of Stellenbosch), Lexical Meaning

in Biblical Hebrew and Cognitive Linguistics: A Critical Appraisal (E)

8 The 2005 International Conference on Hebrew Language , Literature and Culture June 19-22, 2005, Stanford University, California

Panel: New Perspectives on the Akeda. Wallenberg Theater (Room 124) Chair: Yael Feldman Hannah Pressman (New York University), Women Bound/Unbound:

Sacrificial Motifs in David Frischman's 'Sotah' (H) Ilana Szobel (New York University), "God of Fury" and His Victims in

Hebrew Women's Poetry, 1930-1970 (H) Yaakov Perry (New York University), Can Isaac Say No? The Binding

Sacrificial Economy in the Second Conversation of Yehoshua's 'Mr. Mani' (H)

Shirli Sela-Levavi (Rutgers University), Can Sara Prevent the Sacrifice? Motherly Counter Violence in Orly Castel Bloom and Lea Aini (H)

Shiri Goren (New York U