Graduate Theological Union

Varieties of Medieval Jewish Literature: The Annual Koret Symposium

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:30am

Varieties of Medieval Jewish Literature:The Annual Koret Symposium
This conference will examine the varieties of Hebrew literature produced in the medieval period, ranging from poetry, translation, pietistic and legal writings, midrash, travel literature, narrative, and historical chronicle.
Tuesday, April 9, 8:30am-6:30pm


8:30                  Welcome

8:45-9:45           Dina Stein, "Poetics, Geography, and Imagined Communities in Early Medieval Jewish Texts.", Charlotte Fonrobert, respondent

                        9:45-10:45         Josh Holo, “Byzantine Messianism during the First Two Crusades”

            Fred Astren, respondent

                       10:45-11:45       Fred Astren, “Before the Geniza: On Paper, Writing, and Jews in the Ninth and  

                       Tenth Centuries”, Emily Gottreich, respondent

12-1:30             Lunch for participants (Includes short presentations by CJS graduate students)

1:45- 2:45          Dan-Joslyn Siemiatkoski: “Death-Bound Subjects: Looking Again at Jewish Memories of Christian Violence”, Deena Aranoff, respondent

2:45-3:45           Deena Aranoff, “Conversas and Continuity: Retrieving Jewish history from Inquisitional Records”, Chris Ocker, respondent

3:45-4:45           Talya Fishman, “The Changing Place of Talmud in Medieval Jewish Life: Historical Anomalies & the Need for a New Paradigm”

4:45-5:30           Naomi Seidman, Closing Reflections

5:30-6:30           Reception

Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley