דניאל שוורץ

דניאל שוורץ

Danielle Schwartz

 

Department of Hebrew Literature, The Faculty of Humanities

 

 

I am 31 and live in Tel-Aviv. I am a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Program for outstanding students and Literature Department at Tel Aviv University. I wrote my M.A thesis at the Cultural Studies program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, regarding images of Palestinian ruins appearing in Israeli movies at the late 1970's.

 

I have wide experience in various educational projects, as a youth counselor at Israel and the U.S.A, and more lately as an art mediator at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.  In the last year, I have also been the co-editor of a new Hebrew online magazine devoted to museum education in Israel, published by the Israel Museum.

 

I am highly interested in the political and ideological function of images and esthetic conventions, and am interested to explore this topic in my research. I also aspire to develop new frames of thought and practical and experience regarding the implementation of this relation to political and critical education.

 

Research title:

 

The question of "relism" in Israeli literary discourse, 1948-1958

 

Volunteer work and aims:

 

I am an active member of “Zochrot” (Remembering), an NGO that aims to promote knowledge and discussion regarding the Palestinian Nakba in the Jewish-Israeli discourse. I am also a leading participant in the Democratic municipal movement “City for All”, which promotes grass-rout activism and democratization of municipal politics in Tel-Aviv. 

 

I am interested to establish a democratic educators’ collective that will expose high-school students to a critical discourse over images, through discussion of art works, advertisements, journalist pictures and other aspects of Israeli visual culture. I believe the ability to maintain a critical engagement with visual culture, founded on empowering experiences and relevant vocabulary, is a condition for a political engagement in culture and society and an important attribute of a democratic civil discourse.