The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and the Middle East Studies Program are pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Yael Zerubavel, Professor Emerita of Jewish Studies and History at Rutgers University, entitled “Desert in the Promised Land: The Politics and Semiotics of Space in Israeli Culture.” The lecture will take place Monday, Oct. 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, at 206 Ingraham Hall (1155 Observatory Drive).
Based on Zerubavel’s recently published book, Desert in the Promised Land, the lecture draws on literary narratives, newspaper articles, and popular culture to reveal the complexities and contradictions that mark Israeli society’s semiotics of space in relation to the Middle East, and the central role of the “besieged island” trope in Israeli culture and politics.
For more information, follow this link: https://mideast.wisc.edu/event/mes-lecture-yael-zerubavel-desert-in-the-promised-land/.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsor: Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the Center for Jewish Studies at UW