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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program

Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship Afternoon Symposium: "On the Academic Study of the Ancient Story"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 -
1:30pm to 2:45pm

Symposium Panelists:

Federica K. Clementi
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, English, and Comparative Literature, USC
"Holocaust and myth: How tales help us speak"

Michael Gibbs Hill
Assistant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, USC
"Ancient tales and modern chinese thought"

Paul Allen Miller
Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics, USC
"Stories in Plato and Cicero: Narrative goes where philosophy only dreams"

Gordon D. Newby
Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University
"Tafsîr Isra'îliyât and Midrash: A shared tradition in Islam and Judaism"

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Ph.D.
Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary
"The turn from history to literature and the end of Wissenschaft des Judentums"


Elise Blackwell
Novelist and Director of the MFA Program in English, USC


Place: Rutledge Chapel

Link to 2011 Solomon-Tenenbaum Symposium Program

Free and open to the public

[Sponsored by the Solomon-Tenenbaum Visiting Lectureship in Jewish Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences]