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"Gothic Time and the 'Porous Sanctuary' of the Nation: Leah Goldberg's 'Lady of the Castle' and Edgar Allan Poe's 'Masque of the Red Death'"

When Apr 14, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 102 Weaver Building
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The Jewish Studies Program along with the Department of Comparative Literature present Professor Karen Grumberg.

In this presentation, Karen Grumberg compares a Holocaust play by one of the foremost Hebrew poets to Poe's story to expose the relation between Gothic temporality and the impossible promise of a safe national haven.

Karen Grumberg is Associate Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature in the Department of Middle Easter Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Place and Ideology in Contemporary Hebrew Literature (Syracuse University Press, 2011).