Jewish Modernity in the Feminine: Jewish Women Writers and Thinkers in the 20th and 21st Centuries

International conference
5-6 December 2018

University of Antwerp - Hof van Liere
Prinsstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerp

Participation is free.
Registration: click here.

The conference Jewish Modernity in the Feminine will explore how 20th and 21st century women intellectuals and authors from Else Lasker-Schüler to Helène Cixous more or less explicitly redefined their own identity as Jewish women intellectuals. Aiming at an exploration of how gender and origins defined the lives, and particularly the wartime and/or post-war fates, of these outstanding female figures, the conference focuses on the impact these factors had on their various intellectual journeys and their oeuvre as a whole. It invites international scholars to reflect on the variety of multifaceted and singular philosophical and artistic paths; the literary journeys and autobiographical narratives; and political, historical, and existential writings in which these women reflect on the nexus of Judaism/Jewishness, Femininity/Womanhood and Modernity.

Conference conceptualized by Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Orietta Ombrosi (Sapienza, Università di Roma), with the financial support of the Literature Department and the University and Community Department of the University of Antwerp.


Mailing address: IJS
University of Antwerp
Prinsstraat 13 L.400
2000 Antwerp