On Books That Have Become Television Series
Five Sessions | Tuesdays | 19:00–20:00 | On ZOOM
Noa Menhaim, editor, essayist, and cultural researcher, in a series of meetings about some of the most talked-about series on television and the books behind them. The last several years have brought to the small screen an unparalleled flow of many dozens of book-based series. Noa Menhaim and her guests will attempt to identify the reasons for this phenomenon and discuss the eternal question: which was better, the series or the book?
9/2/21 First meeting – Shirley Gal, Haaretz‘s sex and relationship reporter, on romantic novels and feminism in corsets in Bridgerton, based on Julia Quinn’s book series.
16/2/21 Second meeting – Yaara Keydar, fashion historian and curator, on the nineteen sixties and fashion’s role in shaping identity in The Queen’s Gambit, the series based on Walter Tevis’s book.
23/2/21 Third meeting – Elad Bar-Noy, Yedioth Ahronoth’s cultural and literary critic, on horror, monsters, and racism in the series Lovecraft Country, based on Matt Ruff’s book.
2/3/21 Fourth meeting – Marlyn Vinig film researcher and screenwriter, on renouncing religion, repentance, and on black and white in Unorthodox, based on Deborah Feldman’s book.
9/3/21 Fifth meeting – Shir Reuven, screenwriter and comedian, on young love, sex, and the millennial generation in Normal People, based on Sally Rooney’s book.
* The meetings will be held on Zoom.
* It is highly recommended to watch the relevant series before the meetings.
* The program is subject to change and the number of seats is limited.
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Cost of the series: Regular ticket: NIS 150 | Student/senior citizen/disabled person with card: NIS 120.
The price is for all five sessions; tickets for individual sessions will not be sold.
The link to each meeting will be sent to the email address you enter when registering, so please ensure the address is valid and correct.