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THE JEWISH BOOK: Histories, Media, Metaphors

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

THE JEWISH BOOK: Histories, Media, Metaphors

Università Ca'Foscari Venezia, 9-12 June 2013

 

9 June, 6pm Sala Montefiore, Jewish Community of Venice - Special preview event

Alberto Manguel (writer), Venice as Book, an Attempt at Reading (in Italian with English translation)

 

10 June, 3 pm - Aula Baratto, Ca'Foscari University of Venice

Opening remarks

Panel 1 READING, CENSORING AND SELLING BOOKS

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin (Ben Gurion University), Publications in time of Burnings: Printing the Hebrew Canon 1545-1565 

Piero Capelli (Ca'Foscari), The Burnt Book: The Talmud between Jewish Canonization and Christian Demonization

Jean Baumgarten (EHESS, Paris), Printing Yiddish books in Italy (16-17th Century)

Naftali Rothenberg (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute), A Bestseller for the Gentiles: Judah Abravanel’s “Dialoghi d’amore”

 

11 June, 9.30am - Aula Baratto, Ca'Foscari University of Venice

Panel 2, PRESERVING, ILLUSTRATING, AND TRANSLATING THE JEWISH BOOK

Marina Rustow (Johns Hopkins University), The Discarded Book: The Cairo Genizah and Jewish Bibliophilia 

Diane Wolfthal (Rice University), Gender, Identity and Memory in Jewish illustrated books of Renaissance Venice

Lisa Pon (Southern Methodist University), Books, Jews, and the Plague in Early Modern Venice

Alessandro Guetta (INALCO), Antonio Brucioli and the Jewish Italian versions of the Bible

Emile Schrijver (University of Amsterdam), Brill's "Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Culture": A First Presentation of a Brand New Project  

 

11 June, 3pm - Jewish Museum of Venice

Panel 3, METAPHORS OF THE JEWISH BOOK

Vered Shemtov (Stanford University), Dwelling in Texts: Hebrew Literature and the Concept of the Book as Home

Yonatan Benarroch (Hebrew University), ‘The Son of an Israelite woman’: Christ as the Blasphemer (Lev. 24:10-23) in Toledot Yeshu and the Book of Zohar

Elisa Carandina (INALCO), “Mes poumons comme les rouleaux de la Torah.” Embodiments of the Book and Women's Writing.

Emanuela Trevisan Semi (Ca'Foscari) The Torah as a Person and as the Center of Life in Shemuel Yosef Agnon's Narrative

 

12 June, 9.30m - Aula Baratto, Ca'Foscari University of Venice

Panel 4, PERSECUTION AND THE ART OF PRINTING

Simon Levis Sullam (Ca’ Foscari), Books as Weapons: a “Venetian” source of the Protocols of Zion

Massimiliano De Villa (Ca'Foscari), Buber and Rosenzweig: Translating the Bible in German

Manuela Consonni (Hebrew University), The Rescued Book and the Voice of the 'Drowned'

Masha Itzhaki (INALCO), Jewish Books, Hebrew Letters and the Holocaust : The Meaning of Writing in Aharon Appelfeld's novels 

Murray Baumgarten (UCSC), 'The letters propelled me:' Resistance and the Jewish Book

 

Conveners: Shaul Bassi, Murray Baumgarten, Simon Levis Sullam

 

Centro Veneziano di Studi Ebraici Internazionali

Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea, Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia

Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia

 

with the support of

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv

Comunità Ebraica di Venezia

Biblioteca-Archivio “Renato Maestro”

Museo Ebraico di Venezia

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