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Library Colloquia Series - Spring Semester 2013

Free and open to the public.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.


MSU Symposium on Hebrew and Israeli Literature
Celebrating the Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman Israeli Literature Collection at the MSU Libraries

April 9 - 10, 2013
Cosponsored by the MSU Jewish Studies Program, and made possible by a special gift from Ritta Rosenberg.

The Image of Jacob in the Works of Meir Shalev, with Meir Shalev

Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 pm
Main Library, North Conference Room (W449), 4th floor, West Wing

Meir Shalev is one of Israel's most celebrated novelists. Shalev's books include A Pigeon and a Boy, Alone in the Desert, But a Few Days, and Esau. He has received, among other awards, the Prime Minister's Prize (Israel); the Chiavari (Italy); the WIZO Prize in France, Israel, and Italy; and the Brenner Prize (2006) - the highest Israeli literary recognition - for his novel, A Pigeon and a Boy. Meir Shalev appears by arrangement with Blue Flower Arts.

Hebrew Poetry Rewriting Job, with Robert Alter

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Main Library, North Conference Room (W449), 4th floor, West Wing

Robert Alter is Professor in the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967. His twenty-four published books include two prize-winning volumes on biblical narrative and poetry and award-winning translations of Genesis and of the Five Books of Moses. Among his publications over the past twenty-one years are The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary (2007) and Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible (2010). In 2009, he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for lifetime contribution to American letters. Robert Alter appears by special arrangement with the Association of Jewish Studies.

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