Monday, December 2, 2013
3pm - 6pm
125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education
University of Minnesota
"Semi(o)te Xt 2: Reading Jewishness Between the Text" is a one-day symposium/workshop on Jewishness and poetics broadly construed; we will explore how poets and writers think about, produce, and enact Jewishness in their texts. The two main presenters will be Maria Damon and Alan Sondheim; Elizabeth Workman (MFA candidate in the Department of English) will read a response to last year's event, and Eric Lorberer of Rain Taxi Review of Books will respond to Alan and Maria's presentations as well as read some of his own work. The goal is to engage in critical discussions about the permutations and fluidities of Jewish texts and how they situate themselves (or not) in this loose matrix. The presenters will address, sometimes obliquely, the ways in which Jewishness is textually present in their work. One focus of the symposium will be to explore how this textual presence enables a shifting and changing of Jewishness-different ways of enacting Jewishness in a range of media, but especially language.
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Co-sponsored by the Program for Religious Studies, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Rain Taxi Review of Books