The complexity of Medieval Iberia’s linguistic, religious, and cultural diversity is a commonplace. Descriptions abound of the lands that are now modern Spain and Portugal as a “melting pot” or a “multicultural” space. However, modern literary history, with its tendency toward monolingual, national narratives, has produced a vision of medieval…[Read more]
David Wacks deposited Review of Wacks, David A., Review of Decter, Jonathan. Iberian Jewish Literature: Between al-Andalus and Christian Europe. Indiana UP, 2007. in the group LLC Sephardic on MLA Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Review of Decter, Jonathan. Iberian Jewish Literature: Between al-Andalus and Christian Europe. Indiana UP, 2007. Originally published in Calíope 14.1 (2008): 139-42. https://ssl.uh.edu/class/spanish/caliope/
David Wacks deposited Review of Díaz-Mas, Paloma. Sephardim: The Jews from Spain. Ed. and trans. George K. Zucker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. in the group LLC Sephardic on MLA Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Review of Díaz-Mas, Paloma. Sephardim: The Jews from Spain. Ed. and trans. George K. Zucker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Originally published in Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 33.1 (33-34).
Review of Tabea Linhard’s ‘Jewish Spain: A Mediterranean Memory’ (2016): “These essays are nothing short of a manifesto of new Spanish Jewish cultural studies, an area that has long been wanting a champion. In this sense, Jewish Spain is an exciting departure in the study of the Jewish experience and memory in modern Spain.”
<div>This panel explores Sephardic cultural expressions on the intimate connection between cities and literature. How does Sephardic culture inform spatial organization? How does spatial organization inform Sephardic culture?</div>
<div>Please, email 200 word proposals to email@example.com by March 24.</div>
Gregory Kaplan just published ‘Arguments against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam, by Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza’s Rabbi’
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino started the topic MLA 2018, CFP: “Language Change: Global (Im-)gration and Linguistic Insecurity” in the discussion Sephardic Studies on MLA Commons 9 months ago
The Executive Committee of the Forum on Language Change is seeking proposals for the session “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity”. See short and long CFP below.
Papers exploring how global and local migrations affect language practices and patterns (e.g. linguistic in…[Read more]
In this essay, I discuss three Hebrew translations made by Sephardic Jews writing in from a position of a double diaspora (from ‘Zion’ and from Sepharad, or Spain): Joseph Tsarfati’s Celestina by Fernando de Rojas, Jacob Algaba’s Amadís de Gaula by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, and Joseph Hakohen’s Historia general de las Indias by Francisco L…[Read more]
Shem Tov ibn Isaac Ardutiel (Santob de Carrión) lived in the fourteenth century, period of intense vernacularization of literary practice in Castile. Shem Tov has long been imagined as a model of multiculturality, and the lasting impact of his diglossic literary legacy is undeniable. He is a compelling case study of the role of Hebrew literature…[Read more]
In this article the author argues for the influence of the Hebrew and Arabic maqama on the Libro de buen amor (Juan Ruiz) and Spill (Jaume Roig) based on the narratological disposition of the narrator/protagonist.
Dear Sephardic Forum Members,
I hope this message find you all well. Since the elections are coming up soon, I would like to let you know the reasons why I am a candidate to take part of our forum’s committee.
The dissertation I am currently writing as a fourth year PhD student at McGill University deals with three antisemitic texts by the m…[Read more]
Deadline for the “The Venice Ghetto and the future of memory in a digital age” conference proposals has been extended: https://liminalspacesandthejewishimagination.wordpress.com
Details: The conference will convene in Venice, Italy on June 28th, 2016. Approximately twelve early career scholars will be selected. Participants will be expected to at…[Read more]
CFP for MLA Teaching Options in Jewish American Literature proposed volume, including but not limited to: comparative and interdisciplinary teaching approaches; new approaches to canonical and new texts; transnational, multilingual approaches to Yiddish and other non-English languages; study of Jewish American texts and culture that create…[Read more]
“Major Sephardic Novelists: The Risks They Take”
The Sephardic Forum program in Austin Jan. 8, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Jane Mushabac, New York City College of Technology, CUNY
“Sephardic Origins and the Quest for Identity in Post-Occupation France,
Patrick Modiano’s Novels as a Case Study.”
Ruth Malka, McGill University
“‘And She…[Read more]
Dear MLA Sephardic Forum Members,
I am grateful for the opportunity to seek a position on the Sephardic Forum Executive Committee. As you may know, voting ends on 10 December. I wanted to share a bit about myself and my interests for those of you who have yet to cast a vote. I am also adding some information about an upcoming summer workshop…[Read more]
CFP: Caribbean/Jewish Intersections in (Post)Colonial Literary and Print Cultures
We are soliciting papers for a seminar that we have proposed for the upcoming American Comparative Literature Association conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016). Paper abstracts can be submitted through the ACLA portal from September 1-23: http://www.acla…[Read more]
<div>We are pleased to invite papers for a seminar we have proposed for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, March 17-20, at Harvard University. The link to our seminar is http://www.acla.org/seminar/narrating-sepharad-today and you can also read the text below. We welcome abstracts thr…[Read more]
Jane Mushabac started the topic CFP: Major Sephardic Novelists: The Risks They Take in the discussion Sephardic Studies on MLA Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
The Sephardic Forum seeks proposals that explore the work of a Sephardic novelist, writing in any language, and the risks he or she has taken to further creative or sociopolitical goals.
Please email 1-page abstracts by 15 March 2015
to Jane Mushabac (firstname.lastname@example.org)
La Mueva Jenerasion: Contemporary Sephardic Production
Seeking proposals that explore the use of Judeo-Spanish in literary and/ or cinematic expression post-1992. How and why is the language used today?
200-word abstract to email@example.com by March 15, 2014.
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