Monthly Archives: April 2023

Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA), 29-30 October 2023

The thirty-fifth annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) will be held October 29-30, 2023 in-person only and in English. The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary) from scholars and advanced graduate students anywhere in the world.

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Lecturer in Religious Studies (Jewish Studies), University of Tennessee

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a full-time (100%) Lecturer to begin August 1, 2023. This non-tenure-track position may be renewable, contingent upon the Department’s staffing needs and support from the College (and evidence of excellent teaching). The position comes with University benefits, and the University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure-line faculty. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or a relevant field) arepreferred, although ABDs will be considered. The teaching load is 4-4, including “Religions of the World.” Preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in modern Jewish Studies including “The American Jewish Experience” and “Voices of the Holocaust.” The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

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CfP: Special Issue “Interfaith Dialogues: Jewish and Christian Connections via Medieval Art and Literature”

Journal of Religions, an Open Access Journal by MDPI

 Editors: Dr. Sara Offenberg and Dr. Vered Tohar

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a Special Issue on the subject of “Jewish–Christian Relations in Medieval Art and Literature.” This Special Issue aims to explore the complex relationship between Jews and Christians during the medieval period and its representation in art and literature. We invite contributions that examine the ways in which Jewish and Christian cultures intersected, overlapped, or collided in medieval art and literature, and how these interactions shaped the cultural, social, and political landscapes of the time.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– Representations of Jews and Christians in medieval
art and literature
– Jewish and Christian visual and literary culture
– Interfaith relations and cultural exchange
– Polemical texts and anti-Jewish sentiments in
medieval literature
– Christian Hebraism and Jewish responses
– Theological and philosophical debates between
Jews and Christians
– Manuscripts, codices and illuminated texts
– Material culture and religious objects

The Transient World of Immanuel of Rome, 2 and 4 May 2023

The aim of these study days is to reconsider Immanuel of Rome and his work in relation to three areas of interest: (1) recent historiography on fourteenth-century Roman culture from the communal experience to the end of Avignon; (2) the role of language and the question of poetry and prose in the transitions from the Arab and Norman to the Romance period; (3) southern influences on Roman Judaism, including the circulation of Arabic, Hebrew, and Byzantine sources in the literary circles of the time.

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Full-Time Research Associate Position in Hebrew Literature (5 years)

The Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies at the University of Padua, Italy, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate (Hebrew Literature) to work on the ERC funded project “SIQILLIYA: Debunking Eurocentric Literary History” led by Professor Nicola Carpentieri. The project aims to address the complexities of medieval Sicilian literature by studying the totality of the court poetry produced in Sicily in Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Italian between the 10th and the 13th cc. The project thus promises to shed light on what amounts to a black hole in literary history: it will document over four centuries of cultural interactions, and allow us to fully assess the role of Sicily’s many cultures in the rise of the Italian lyric.

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