JTS Scholar to Discuss “Tel Aviv at 100: Public and Private Spaces” at Community-Wide Lecture Hosted by Temple Sholom

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March 15, 2010, Greenwich, CT

BMGreenwich, CT, March 4, 2010—Barbara Mann, associate professor of Jewish Literature and the Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), will discuss “Tel Aviv at 100: Public and Private Spaces” at a community-wide lecture sponsored by Temple Sholom and JTS. The program, the concluding event in this year’s JTS Lecture Series in Greenwich, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich.

In her presentation, Dr. Mann will explore the architecture of Tel Aviv and discuss her book, A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space (Stanford University Press, 2005), in celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut.

Dr. Mann’s areas of expertise include Israeli and Jewish literature, cultural studies, modern poetry, urban studies, literary modernism, and the fine arts. Dr. Mann is currently writing a book about conceptions of space and place in modern Jewish studies.

In addition to A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space, Dr. Mann is the author of numerous scholarly articles. Recent representative essays include "Ut Pictura Poesis: Himmelreich and Modernist Poetry in the Yishuv" (Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel, 2005) and “Visions of Jewish Modernism” (Modernism/Modernity, Fall 2006). She is co-editor-in-chief of Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History.

Dr. Mann earned her bachelor's degree in Jewish Studies and English Literature from Boston University in 1984, and her master's degree in English Literature from New York University in 1986. In 1997, she received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

A dessert reception will follow the program. Admission is free; reservations are requested. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Joan Goodman, director of JTS’s Northeast Region, at (212) 678-8861 or jogoodman@jtsa.edu.