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UM Frankel Center Event: Zohar Weiman-Kelman

October 16 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: Free

Zohar Weiman-Kelman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry

Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women’s poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through the 1970s, this talk will explore how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories. Developing “queer expectancy” as a conceptual tool for understanding how literary texts can both invoke and resist what came before, Weiman-Kelman demonstrates how poets push back against heteronormative imperatives of biological reproduction and inheritance, opting instead for connections that twist traditional models of gender and history. Looking backward in queer ways thus enables new histories to emerge, intervenes in a troubled present, and gives hope for unexpected futures.

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Date:
October 16
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/64903-16485245.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

Other

Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Rackham East Conference Room

915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor,
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