Additionally, we are already fielding submissions for the Winter 2020 and Spring 2020 quarters. There are still several slots available in those quarters, so if you’d like to present, please email a paper title and an abstract of max. 200 words to the co-coordinators, Sam Catlin (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and Mendel Kranz (email@example.com
). A formal CFP and deadline to submit for the winter will be circulated in November.
Finally, the Jewish Studies Workshop is committed to full accessibility for its participants. If you require any special accommodations in order to engage fully in the workshop, please let us know at the email addresses given above.
We look forward to seeing you at the Jewish Studies Workshop, and at the many other Jewish Studies-related events happening on campus in the coming months!
Sam Catlin + Mendel Kranz, workshop coordinators
Jewish Studies Workshop – Autumn 2019 Calendar
Monday, October 7, 6:00 PM: Welcome gathering at the home of Professor Na’ama Rokem (Associate Professor, NELC & Comparative Literature), faculty co-advisor to the Jewish Studies Workshop.
Monday, October 14, 4:00 PM, Social Sciences 122 (Please note the unusual day, time, and location): Thomas Meyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München): “The Human Condition vs. Classical Political Philosophy: Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, and the ‘War of Ideas.'” The Jewish Studies Workshop is co-sponsoring this event hosted by the Philosophy of Religions Workshop.
Monday, October 14, 4:30 PM, Classics 113 (Please note the unusual day, time, and location): Abigail Akavia (PhD ’18, Classics; Postdoctoral Fellow, Leipzig): “Cassandra, Hecuba, and Anti-Tragedy: Hanoch Levin’s Theater of Suffering.” With a response from Michal Peles-Almagor (Comparative Literature). Co-sponsored with the Theater & Performance Studies Workshop.
Monday, November 4, 5:00 PM, Swift 208 (Please note the unusual day and location): Enzo Traverso (Winokur Professor in the Humanities, History, Romance Studies, and Jewish Studies, Cornell University): “The Jewish Question: History of a Marxist Debate.”
Tuesday, November 12, 5:00 PM, Swift 200: Joel Swanson (PhD student, Divinity): “‘A Prototype of the Psychopathic Israelite’: The Psycho-pathologization of the Wandering Jew in the Fin de Siècle.” With a response from Mendel Kranz (PhD student, Divinity).
Tuesday, December 3, 5:00 PM, Swift 200: Marsha Morman (MA student, Divinity): “Hillel and Shammai’s Views on Marriage.” With a response from Kirsten Collins (PhD student, Divinity).
For other events related to Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago this quarter, please consult the calendar of Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies. There’s a lot going on, including two conferences, a Primo Levi study day, and many visiting speakers!