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AiS - ACC - Lecture: Daniel Boyarin, 'The Power of a Tear: The Feelings of "Others"'

When:Th 24-05-2018 17:30 - 19:00
Where:Old Courtroom, Oude Boteringestraat 38

The theme group Arts, Culture, and Cognition is honoured to host the lecture

The Power of a Tear: The Feelings of "Others"
Professor Daniel Boyarin
(University of California at Berkeley).

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

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 or colonialist reading practices.

The lecture is part of the workshop: Personal and social emotions in rabbinic literature: methods and approaches.