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Middle East Studies Lecture Series

Philip Hollander: "Postmodernism Doesn’t Equal Post-Zionism: Hanokh Bartov and the Advent of Israeli Postmodernist Fiction"

Event Details

Monday, February 19, 2018
12-1 p.m.
In this lecture, I contest the scholarly view that Israeli postmodernist fiction emerged alongside post-Zionism, an intellectual movement that challenges major tenets of Israeli nationalism, in the 1980s and 1990s, and both reflects and contributes to the breakdown of Israeli society. Through analysis of Hanokh Bartov’s 1962 short story “Around the Ring Incident,” I demonstrate Israeli postmodernist fiction’s development decades before post-Zionism’s rise.