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Heteroglossia in the Pale of Settlement: Uri Nissan Gnessin’s Creation of Hebrew Prosaics

Natasha Gordinsky (Haifa)

Thursday, 09 February 2023 14:15

On 9 February 2023 we will welcome Natasha Gordinsky together with the Leibniz Science Campus (LWC) to our Regensburg Research Colloquium. She will give a lecture on "Heteroglossia in the Pale of Settlement: Uri Nissan Gnessin's Creation of Hebrew Prosaics". The lecture will be held in English.



My talk focuses on the literary work of Uri Nissan Gnessin  (1879–1913) who lived in various places in the Tsarist Russia and had created a unique voice in early Hebrew Modernism. While combining historical and literary perspective, I offer a Bakhtinian reading of Gnessin’s debut short story “Zhenya” written in 1902. I will argue that already in his first short story Gnessin has conceptualized poetic tools for staging heteroglossia in the Pale of Settlement.

Natasha Gordinsky:

Dr. Natasha Gordinsky is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa. For more details see.


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