Wheeler Auditorium, U.C. Berkeley

9:30 a.m.

"Reflections on Literature and Identity"

Chair: Elaine Petrocelli

Orly Castel-Bloom, Israel

Emmanuel Moses, France

Max Apple, United States

Moderator: Menachem Brinker, Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and University of Chicago

1:30 p.m.

"Between Majority and Minority Cultures: Finding the Balance"

Chair: Joelle Steefel

Joseph Epstein, United States

Gila Lustiger, Germany

Sami Michael, Israel

Moderator: Steven Zipperstein, Stanford University

3:30 p.m.

"The Jewish Writer in the Public Arena"

Chair: Dr. Carol Benet

Norman Manea, Romania

Grace Paley, United States

Ronny Someck, Israel

Moderator: Henryk Broder, Germany


"The Crisis of Subject Matter: What Jewish Writers are Writing"

Peacock Court, Mark Hopkins Hotel

San Francisco

9:00 a.m.

"Reclaiming the Text: The Retrieval of Tradition"

Chair: Phyllis Cook

Nitza Ben-Dov, Israel

Chaim Potok, United States

Moacyr Scliar, Brazil

Moderator: Robert Alter, U.C. Berkeley

11:00 a.m.

"Writing in the Shadow of the Holocaust"

Chair: Annette Dobbs

Dan Jacobson, England

Jonathan Rosen, United States

Nava Semel, Israel

Moderator: John Felstiner, Stanford University

2:00 p.m.

"Israel and Jewish Writing: The Next 50 Years" Chair: Roselyne Swig Sidra Ezrahi, Israel

Alan Mintz, United States

Joshua Sobol, Israel

Moderator: Hillel Halkin, Israel


"Constructing a Trans-National Jewish Culture"

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

9:30 a.m.

"The Question of Language: Thinking in `Jewish'/ Writing in `Whatever'"

Chair: Marian Scheuer Sofaer

Irena Klepfisz, United States

Anthony Rudolf, England

Ilan Stavans, Mexico

Moderator: Naomi Seidman, Graduate Theological Union

12:30 p.m.

"The Writer's Voice: Issues in Translation"

Chair: Esther Prigioni

Chana Bloch, United States

Gabi Gleichmann, Sweden

Yehudit Hendel, Israel

Moderator: Chana Kronfeld, U.C. Berkeley

2:30 p.m.

"Jewish Literature: Bridging the Secular and the Spiritual"

Chair: Tad Taube

Allegra Goodman, United States

Tony Kushner, United States

Victor Perera, Guatemala

Moderator: Arnold Eisen, Stanford University