Spring 2014 Schedule

Tuesday, April 1st, 4:30-6:00 in Swift 106, “Reading Texts for Meaning Across the Divinity School: A Discussion Across the Committees”:  Jeffrey Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, will begin the discussion with remarks on biblical hermeneutics and then Richard Rosengarten, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, and Ryan Coyne, Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology will offer responses from their respective disciplines.  A brief reception will follow.  This event is co-sponsored by the Religion and Literature Club.

Monday, April 7th, 4:30-6:00PM in Swift 106. Jacqueline Vayntrub, PhD Candidate in NELC, will present a paper entitled, “In the Mouth of Fools: What it means to Speak a Mashal.”

 Monday, April 28th, 4:30-6:00, in Swift 106, Charles Huff, PhD Candidate in NELC, will present a paper entitled, “Divine Repose and Community Outrage: Punishment in P and H.”

Monday, May 19th, 4:30-6:00, in Swift 201, Marshall Cunningham, PhD Student in Hebrew Bible, will present a paper entitled, “Jacob-Israel as Herald: Historical Context and the Rhetoric of Isa 40–48.”

Tuesday, May 27th, 4:30-6:00, in Swift 106, Charles Otte III, PhD Candidate in NELC, will present a paper entitled, “Hebrew Roots: Academic Heuristic or Component of Grammar?”

Monday, June 2nd, 4:30-6:00, in Swift 106, Ada Taggar-Cohen, Professor at Doshisha University, will present a paper entitled, “Manifestations of Royal Ideology in Hittite Rituals.”

Monday, June 9th, 4:30-6:00, in Swift 403, Sarah Yardney, PhD Student in Hebrew Bible, will workshop her in-progress dissertation proposal on textual criticism and the history of interpretation in Samuel.