Giddon Ticotsky // Representing the Holocaust


Representing the Holocaust
Leah Goldberg’s play 'The Lady of the Palace' Between German and Hebrew

Leah Goldberg (1911-1970), is one of Israel's most prominent authors. Her play The Lady of the Palace (1955) was the first Hebrew theater piece dealing with the horrors of the Holocaust, only a decade after the end of World War II. This talk will focus on the various transitions embedded in the playfrom poetry to drama, from Jewish to universal aspects, and especially from Hebrew to German and European motifsas a key to reread this piece. The talk will also shed light on the challenges of representing atrocities in the arts.

Giddon Ticotsky, a Ruth Meltzer Fellow at the Katz Center this fall, was formerly a lecturer at Stanford's Department of Comparative Literature. He authored three books in Hebrew: Dahlia Ravikovitch – In Life and Literature (forthcoming); Light along the Edge of a Cloud: Introduction to Leah Goldberg’s Oeuvre (2011) and The Little Prince: Seven Essays on ‘The Little Prince’ in light of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Oeuvre (1998).

Event Location: 
Presented by the Jewish Studies Program of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennyslvania, 249 S. 36th St., Claudia Cohen Hall, room 402. For more information see the Jewish Studies Program event page.
Free and open to the public
Event Date and Time: 
September 27, 2016 5:00pm
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