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The World & Works of Yoram Kaniuk
International Conference

29th - 31st March, 2006
Magdalene College, Cambridge








Conference Programme

Wednesday, 29th March 2006

16:00 - 18:00 Registration in the Parlour Room

18:00 - 20:00 Free time for dinner

20:00 - 20:30 Greetings

Risa Domb, Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies, University of Cambridge

Irving and Berta Neuman Hebrew Literary lifework Award by Bar Ilan University
Presented by Avidov Lipsker, Bar Ilan University.

20:30 - 22:00 Opening session - Kaniuk and Jazz

Ronny Someck, Israel
Solo Yoram - Jazz Notes Scale in Kaniuk's works

Yitzhak Ben-Mordechai, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Jazz, Kaniuk and Charlie Parker

Jazz ensemble: George Crowley Quartet


Thursday, 30th March 2006

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 Session I - School, Genre, Narrative

Chair: Tami Israeli, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Israel

Gershon Shaked, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The Permission to Yell: Yoram Kaniuk and Expressionism

Hanna Soker Schwager, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
From 'Ahavat Zion' to Shlomzion

Iris Milner, Tel Aviv University
The War After: 'Adam Resurrected' and the Option of Redemption

Uzi Shavit, Tel Aviv University
'Post Mortem': Between Biography and Autobiography

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:30 Session II - Translation, Imagination and Influences

Chair: Tsila Ratner, University College, London

Barbara Harshav, Yale University
Translating 'The Last Jew' (English)

Moacir Amancio, University of Sao Paulo
Kaniuk and Gehry: Undecidability and Multiplicity in Shape and Literature

Miron C. Izakson, Israel
The Bible - Influencing Absentee in Yoram Kaniuk's Work

Yael Poyas, Oranim College, Kiryat Tivon
The unsettling myth of Yoram Kanuik - Studies of 'The Last Jew'

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 - 16:30 Session III - Identity and Ideology

Chair: Malka Shaked, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Moshe Goultschin, Bar Ilan University
A Tragedy from Within: Hebraism in Kaniuk's Fiction

Yuval Benziman, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
'Confessions of A Good Arab' as a Pioneering Novel in the Representation of the Israeli-Arab Conflict

Tamar S. Hess, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
To be a Jew among Jews: Yoram Kaniuk's Autobiographical Project

Free evening

Friday, 31st March 2006

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30 Session IV - History and Mythology, Mind and Matter

Chair: Uzi Shavit, Tel Aviv University

Yaffah Berlovitz, Bar Ilan University
To carnivalize history: A study of Yoram Kaniuk's 'The Story of Aunt Shlomzion the Great'

Yahil Zaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The Memory Critique: The Fiction of Food in 'Post Mortem'

Anat Weisman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Old People as Mythical Agents in Kaniuk's Works

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 - 13:00 Session V - The Magic of Death, Kings and Phantoms

Chair: Ruth Kartun-Blum, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Nitsa Kann, Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, USA
"Concealment is a Rare Closeness” – King of Jerusalem, Queen of England and the Kaniukian Connection

Ziva Feldman, The College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel
The Magic of Death in the Literary Works of Kaniuk

Tali Argov, The Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University
The Liberating Funeral: Origin and Offspring in Yoram Kaniuk's Works

Shai Tzur, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Yoram Kaniuk's Ghosts

13:00 - 13:30 Light Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 Closing session

Yigal Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"And then there was silence": prologue to eagles and carrions by Yoram Kaniuk

The KANUK is Still Galloping
Created by:
Ilana Shachaf, Literary Research and Poet
Omri Lior, Filmmaker

Lecture by Yoram Kaniuk

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