When: 13/02/2013
Where: Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue (HGSS), Norrice Lea, London, N2 0RE
Time: 20:00
Contact: 0207 289 6321
Price: £10 (+1 booking fee)
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Surrealism, which was officially launched in 1924 in France with the publication of the Surrealist Manifesto, rapidly became an international artistic and literary movement reaching Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, the West Indies, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. However, it has always been maintained that Surrealism never impacted literature in Israel. This is in spite of the fact that Modern Hebrew literature was clearly influenced by other forms of modernism such as Expressionism and Futurism.
Dr Giulia Miller challenges this assumption in her forthcoming monograph Reconfiguring Surrealism in Modern Hebrew Literature: Yitzhak Oren and Yitzhak Orpaz. This monograph is based upon the doctorate that Giulia Miller completed at Cambridge under the supervision of the late Dr Risa Domb. Dr Domb was an inspiring teacher and mentor and supported this project with great love and enthusiasm. This launch is given in her memory and honour.

Giulia Miller is Affiliated Lecturer in Modern Hebrew at the University of Cambridge. She holds a First Class BA in Jewish History from UCL and an MPhil and a PhD in Modern Hebrew literature from the University of Cambridge. She also teaches at the Spiro Ark.


  • Central Synagogue - 36, Hallam St, London W1W 6NW - easily reached by public transport - Centre, Victoria and Bakerloo Lines
  • HGSS - Norrice Lea, London N2 0RE - East Finchley Underground Station- Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines, buses 102, H2
  • Liberal Jewish Synagogue - 28 St. John's Wood Road, London, NW8 7HA - St John's Wood Underground Jubilee Line, buses: 13, 82, 46, 113, 139, 187, 189, 274
  • Tikun - 1117 Finchley Rd, Temple Fortune, NW11 0QB - Golders Green Underground, Northern Line, busses: 82, 102, 460
  • The Spiro Ark at Hampstead Shtiebel - 10a Canfield Gardens, London NW6 3JS - one minute behind Finchley Road Underground Station Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines and Waitrose, busses 13, 82, 113, 187, 268
  • The Spiro Residence - Kidderpore Avenue - NW3 - Finchley Road Underground Station, busses 13 82, 113


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