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The Deaf Community in Israel
November 8, 2022 @ 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm
November 8, 2:20 – 3:40 PM ET
Marco Di Giulio is an associate professor of Hebrew language and literature at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He has written on the vernacularization and standardization of Hebrew. He was a fellow at the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford (UK), and his work has appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, including Jewish Social Studies, The Journal of Israeli History, The Jewish Quarterly Review, Modern Judaism, Hebrew Studies, History of Universities, and Annali d’Italianistica. Currently, he is completing a book manuscript on the history of disability in Israel. His most recent publication is “The Origins of Israeli Deaf Ethnicity,” Jewish Social Studies 27.2 (2022): 144-182. Prof. Di Giulio is an alumnus of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies.
Tami Assouline is a multidisciplinary deaf creator—in movement, dance and poetry. She is a sign language teacher and the daughter of a deaf family. She has written three books of poetry, the most recent of these in deaf syntax, and is working on a fourth book. Tami wrote the short film, “Inner Flame” (2017)—now available at the Brandeis University Library—which tells the story of a deaf young woman auditioning for a renowned dance company who decides to hide her deafness from the audition panel and the other dancers, fighting for her place on equal grounds. Tami’s ambition is to release a video and a bilingual book. Visit her website (in Hebrew).