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The Holocaust and the Ethics of Witnessing: Polish Writers Look at the Ghetto
October 10, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2012 Focus on the Humanities Distinguished Faculty Lecture:
Rachel Feldhay Brenner
Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies; Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature; Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities (2009-2011), UW-Madison
Rachel Feldhay Brenner is Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, and Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on Jewish Diaspora Literature, Israeli literature, and on representations of the Holocaust in literature and in autobiographical writings. She is the author of, most recently, Inextricably Bonded: Israeli Jewish and Arab Writers Re-Visioning Culture (2003), and The Freedom to Write: The Woman-Artist and the World in Ruth Almog’s Fiction (2008).