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Lecture The Power of a Tear: The Feelings of "Others" by Prof. Boyarin

When:Th 24-05-2018 17:30 - 19:00
Where:Old Courtroom, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen

The research centre Arts, Culture, and Cognition is honoured to host the lecture:

The Power of a Tear: The Feelings of "Others"

by Professor Daniel Boyarin (University of California at Berkeley).

Professor Boyarin, an orthodox Jew, is known both for his meticulous study of texts, as well as an innovative – and controversial - thinker on issues of culture, gender, sexuality in Judaism.

In his lecture, Prof. Boyarin will discuss the possibility of reading emotions in the texts of cultures far away and long ago, such as Late Antique Rabbinic culture, and will consider issues of anachronism and colonialist reading practices.

The lecture is part of the workshop: Personal and social emotions in rabbinic literature: methods and approaches, which is supported by the European Association for Jewish Studies.