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Flesh of My Flesh: Sexual Violence in Modern Hebrew Literature

Hosted By: Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Brandeis University, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Join for a discussion of Professor Ilana Szobel’s new book. “Flesh of My Flesh” (SUNY Press, 2021) looks at one of the most silenced and repressed aspects of Israeli culture by examining the trope of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature. Prof. Szobel explores how sexual violence participates in, encourages, or resists concurrent ideologies in Jewish and Israeli culture, and situates the rhetoric of sexual aggression within the contexts of gender, ethnicity, disability, and national identity.

Free and open to all. Advanced registration is required. Use code XAIS21 to purchase the book online at a discount of 30% paperback or 40% hardcover, now through December 17, 2021.

Sue Lanser, Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature, English, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University 

Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; core faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

Q&A moderated by: Shayna Weiss, Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University 


Also cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Women’s Studies Research Center, at Brandeis University.

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