Late Beauty – Rübner Conference, Marking the Work and Honoring the Memory of the Poet and Israel Prize Laureate Tuvia Rübner

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23 January 2020  /  26 Tevet 5780


Each session will last 50 minutes and will be followed by a ten minute interval

9:30 – 10:00    Words of welcome

 Yigal Bronner, Tamar Hess, Benjemin Pollock

10:00 – 11:00 Chairperson: Tamar Hess

  Efrat Gal-Ed: “I’ve abandoned the German language as my language of writing” –  on Hebrew and German in the work of Tuvia Rübner

11:00 – 12:00  Chairperson: Amir Engel

 Rafi Weichert: Visit to a museum – poems, statues, and paintings in Tuvia Rübner’s poetry

 Guy Raz: Dual perspective – a short history of photography and poetry

12:00 – 13:00  Chairperson: Benjemin Pollock

 Uri Hollander: “Is the tree a tree?” Rübner, Zach, and “the green.”

Na’ama Bar-Eitan Sadowsky: “But now we shall create green” – on two poetic stratagems to represent the nothingness in the something in Rübner’s poetry

13:00 – 14:00  Lunch (Mandel Building)


14:00 – 15:00  Chairperson: Sidra DeKovan Ezrahi

 Rachel Tzvia Back: “Always already in translation” – on the poetics of Tuvia Rübner

Giddon Ticotsky: Rübner and Agnon at the parting of ways

15:00 – 16:00  Chairperson: Efrat Gal-Ed

Jan Kűhne: “A long short life,” Abridged and Expanded – Disparities in Tuvia Rübner’s German and Hebrew Autobiographies

Yehonatan Vardi: “And the voice of friendship is as the voice of poetry”: Tuvia  Rübner as the student and friend of Aryeh Ludwig Strauss

16:00 – 17:30  A long short life: in memoriam. Chairperson: Giddon Ticotsk

Galila Rübner ǀ Liat Kaplan ǀ Omri Lior ǀ Yinon Vigoda ǀ Jan Kühne

Symposium organizer: Jan Kűhne and Giddon Ticotsky

Photography: Tuvia Rübner © Avishag Sha’ar Yishuv


The symposium is supported by:

The Martin Buber Society of Fellows program

The Mandel Scholion Center

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

The Department of Hebrew Literature, the Faculty of the Humanities

The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem for the History and Culture of German Jews

The Asher Barash Genazim Research Institute for the History of Modern Hebrew Literature founded by the Hebrew Writers Association in Israel

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