Com prazo até o dia 30 de abril de 2014, está aberta a chamada de trabalhos para a 17th Biennial Conference da International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, que terá como tema o humano. O evento acontecerá em setembro, durante os dias 18 a 20, na University of Leuven, Bélgica, e contará com um painel sobre judaísmo. Disponibilizamos abaixo a chamada para o painel. O link para a página do evento com maiores informações pode ser acessado clicando aqui.
Panel-convenor: Marianne Schleicher
In the 20th and 21st century, Jewish thinkers such as Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, and Judith Butler have described the human being as vulnerable, considering human vulnerability a platform of hope for humanity. This panel calls for papers that attempt to characterise and explain these and other late modern perspectives within Judaism dealing with human vulnerability and its consequences for religion, literature, and culture – maybe reflecting on how they relate to earlier perspectives in Jewish history on being human and therefore vulnerable.
Wishing to address late modern human identities as well, this panel also invites papers on identities in the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature, and later Jewish religious texts, rituals, other performances, and websites that transcend what is intelligible as human. How do such portrayals of super-, sub-, trans-, and post-human identities in Jewish tradition – recalling images of e.g. the sons of God (Gen 6:1-4), the suffering Job (Job 2:8-10), God as androgyne (Gen Rab 8:1), metal beasts (Dan 2:32-35), golemim (bSanhedrin 38b), and healing men of God (1 Reg 17) – transcend, contribute to and challenge our visions of what it means to be human?
Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Marianne Schleicher no later than 30 April, 2014.
For further information concerning this panel, please contact the panel convenors.