April 27, 2006 – Gil Anidjar: “The Religious Absolute”

Thursday, April 27 / 4:30 PM / Oakes Mural Room

Respondent: Charlotte Fonrobert, Religious Studies, Stanford University
Moderator: Robert Meister, Politics, UC Santa Cruz

Gil Anidjar is Associate Professor in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of “Our Place in Al-Andalus”: Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature in Arab Jewish Letters(Stanford, 2002) and The Jew, the Arab: History of the Enemy (Stanford, 2003). He is currently completing a manuscript entitled: Blood: A Critique of Christianity.

Charlotte Fonrobert’s interests include Talmudic literature and culture, gender in Jewish culture, and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in late antiquity. She is the author of Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (Stanford, 2000). She is currently coediting the Cambridge Companion to Rabbinic Literature with Martin Jaffee.


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