Hannah Naveh

Hannah Naveh is the Dean of the Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv. She is the author of several books and articles on literature, Israeli culture and gender studies. She was the winner of the 2004 National Jewish Book Award.
Israel at 60: Heroes and Anti-Heroes
In a unique 15 minute film shot in Israel exclusively for our Jewish Book Week audience, the multitalented writer and film-maker Etgar Keret and internationally acclaimed writer Amos Oz opened Jewish Book Week 2008 with a discussion on Israel at 60. Models of heroes and anti-heroes are embedded in any national discourse, all the more so in newly formed ones, such as the Israeli. Since the early stages of Zionism, Heroes and anti-heroes were played against each other in order to constru...
National Space / Private Home: Cultural Shifts in Israeli Literature

What themes preoccupy Israeli literature today and how do they reflect and shape the national psyche? What space do ‘private homes’ occupy within the national one and how do they voice their own concerns? How far did Israeli literature go from the initial call for ‘one nation – one voice’?

The novelists Yehudit Katzir and Eshkol Nevo discussed these topics and more with Professor Hannah Naveh, the distinguished scholar of Israeli culture.