Faculty Spotlight: Danielle Drori on Exile, Erich Auerbach, and Returning to Tel Aviv

In episode eight of Faculty Spotlight, hosts Mark DeLucas and Lauren K. Wolfe sit down with Danielle Drori, Associate faculty member (in literature and Judaic studies), Director of Development, and psychoanalyst-in-training. Recently returned from a long-delayed trip to her native Tel-Aviv, Drori discusses the state of Israeli society in the shadow of the war in Gaza, her own vexed relation to her country of birth (including, how it shaped her scholarly interests), and the unexpected resonances of Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis in a time of mass destruction. What’s humane in Auerbach’s historicist method? Is Auerbach’s documentation of “civilization” also a lamentation? What sorts of perspectives are afforded by exile?

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Faculty Spotlight: Danielle Drori on Exile, Erich Auerbach, and Returning to Tel Aviv
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