The Program in Jewish Studies and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas invite you to a conference, “Narratives of Jewish Life and Jewish Studies,” to take place all day on Sunday April 3, 2010 and on the morning of Monday April 4.
The conference is free and open to the public.
This symposium explores whether and how narrative theory can provide an integrated approach for uniting the various heterogeneous disciplines that now constitute the composite field of Jewish Studies. Our speakers are distinguished in their fields and we are certain they will spark new ideas about narratives and interdisciplinarity.
The University of Kansas Program in Jewish Studies
Hall Center for the Humanities
“Narratives of Jewish Life, and Jewish Studies”
3 April 2011 (Sunday, all day) - 4 April 2011 (Monday, morning)
HALL CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Keynote Address: Sunday April 3, 4 pm
“FREUD, JEWISHNESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOANALYSIS”*
Eliza Slavet, University of California, San Diego
HALL CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM
The National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) has awarded Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question by Eliza Slavet the 2010 Gradiva Award
Narrative theory turns our attention to the importance of narratives — stories, accounts — in structuring our perceptions of ourselves, cultural artifacts, and our physical and social worlds. As disciplinary boundaries have become increasingly blurred, and understood as cultural constructions, scholars have come to understand that disciplines themselves have a meta-story of the methods, focus, scholarship, and goals of their fields.
Focusing this conference on narratives within and across the discipline of Jewish Studies provides us with an inclusive conceptual model that can move the field beyond classic boundaries to produce a truly integrated interdisciplinary or even transdisciplinary, program that coheres by virtue of its thematic emphasis.
In addition to the keynote address by Eliza Slavet, the conference will have four panels in which two scholars from outside of KU present papers and a KU faculty member responds.
The conference proceedings will be published as an edited book by an academic press.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Professor Lynn Davidman, firstname.lastname@example.org. (785-840-9617)
Or, Melanie Cohavi, Office Administrator of the Program in Jewish Studies, email@example.com or (785) 864-4664.
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