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LINGUIST List 23.894

Tue Feb 21 2012

Confs: Linguistics and Literature/Belgium

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        1.     Jan Morrens , Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary

Message 1: Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary
Date: 21-Feb-2012
From: Jan Morrens <ijsua.ac.be>
Subject: Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary
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Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary'

Date: 14-Mar-2012 - 15-Mar-2012
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: Jan Morrens
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=*IJS&n=102942

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Meeting Description:

This conference explores the literary dimension of ancient Jewish texts, gathering scholars from different academic fields and drawing on different methodologies in order to establish the state of the art in the field of ancient Jewish text studies.

Wednesday, March 14 2012

Registration and coffee

Welcome by Vivian Liska (Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp) and Klaas Smelik (Ghent University)

Introduction by Karolien Vermeulen (Ghent University & University of Antwerp)

Session I: What Constitutes the 'Literary'? - Part I

Keynote lecture I: Ellen van Wolde (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
'Bridging the Gap between Linguistics and Literary Studies of Ancient Biblical and Jewish Texts - A Proposal Exemplified by a Study of Genesis 9: 9-17'

Fabien Nobilio (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
'Literary' versus 'Literal'? Reflections upon an Ambivalent Saying of Isaiah (6:10) and its Translation in the Septuagint'


Session II: Literature as Means or the Implications of the Literary Approach

David Dessin (Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp)
'How Job became Kafka. A Literary-Philosophical Reading of the Book of Job and its Modern Variations'

Lennart Lehmhaus (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)
'Between Tradition and Innovation - Seder Eliyahu Zuta's Literary Strategies'

Klaas Smelik (Ghent University)
'Biblical Narrative and the History of Ancient Israel - The Concept of Eye Witness Account in the Books of Samuel'

Coffee break

Session III: What Constitutes the 'Literary'? - Part II

Tamar Kadari (Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies & Bar Ilan University)
'Rabbinic Interpretations of Song of Songs'

Keynote Lecture 2: Wilfred Watson (Newcastle University)
'The Language and Poetry of the Song of Songs: Work in Progress'

Conference dinner

Thursday, March 15 2012

Session IV: What Constitutes the 'Literary'? - Part III

9.30- 10.00
Eibert Tigchelaar (KULeuven)
'Assessing the Poetical Character of the Wile of the Wicked Women'

Anne-Laure Zwilling (University of Lausanne)
'Literary Tricks?'

10.30-11.00 Wout Van Bekkum (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
'Early Jewish Hymnography and the Literary - An Investigation'

Coffee break

Keynote Lecture 3: Robert Gordon (Cambridge University)
'A Battle of Wits and Words: The Absalom Rebellion'


Session V: Literature: Means or Goal? Challenging the Literary Approach - Part I

Dina Stein (University of Haifa)
'Reading Rabbinic Narrative: Philology, Semiotics and Intertextuality'

Rebecca Kneller (Tel Aviv University)
'Intertextuality and Bible Interpretation according to Samuel Ibn Tibbon'

Hanneke Van Loon & Johan de Joode (KULeuven)
'Cognitive Linguistics, Metaphor and the Literary'

Coffee break

Session VI: Literature: Means or Goal? Challenging the Literary Approach - Part II

Karolien Vermeulen (Ghent University & University of Antwerp)
'The Intentional Use of Polysemy - Literary or Linguistic?'

Angela Roskop (Xavier University & University of Cincinnati)
'Literary Theory and the Composition History of the Torah'

Keynote Lecture 4: Scott Noegel (University of Washington)
'Literary Craft and Performative Power in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament'


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