The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought
The Journal of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto
CALL FOR PAPERS
Vol. V: Daniel Boyarin and Other Borderline Jews
“Be deliberate in judgment, and raise many disciples, and make a fence to the Torah” (Ethics of the Fathers 1:1)
Boundaries are the limits and the walls of a social or religious community; they proscribe movement and protect against attack. In the work of Daniel Boyarin, boundaries are a leitmotiv and are everywhere and nowhere: between the divine and human, philosophy and religion, the private and public, varying gender constructions, and the Jew and non-Jew. The 2014 issue of The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought invites papers that reflect on the work of Daniel Boyarin and the problem of boundaries. What is the distinction between boundaries that guard and boundaries that restrict? What are the boundaries between Jews, and between Jews and non-Jews? What legal and ethical significance do boundaries have? We welcome papers that advance our understanding of the contexts, implications, and physicalities of Jewish boundaries in different places and times.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:
Jews and their Others; the Jews as Others.
The Jew as radical and radical Jews.
Gender boundaries and expression in Jewish communities and legal debates.
The scholar as a boundary-crosser.
Heresy and blasphemy.
Endogamy and exogamy.
The demarcation of Jewish space.
Internal and external boundaries of Israel (ancient and modern, metaphorical and geographical).
Boundary-formation in and between different strands of Judaism.
Book Review Guidelines:
Requests to submit a book review for the 2014 volume are now being accepted. Ideally, the book to be reviewed should have been published within the last two years and will reflect the theme of “Boundaries.” English-language reviews of non-English texts are encouraged. Please submit a description of the work under consideration (no longer than 200 words) to email@example.com by December 1, 2013.
We are currently accepting submission for the arts section of the 2014 edition of the journal. Submissions may be from any discipline of the arts (including but not limited to poetry, prose, and photography), and should reflect the theme of “Boundaries.” Submissions will be accepted until December 1, 2013.
Please submit a paper between 5,000 and 7,000 words and prepared for ‘blind-review’ (with the author’s name and institutional affiliation appearing on a separate page) to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2013 Accepted papers will be published online in Vol. V of The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought in the spring of 2014. You may view the contents of the Journal through the link on the web-site of the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto: http://cjs.utoronto.ca/
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