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Nehama Aschkenasy: "In the Footsteps of Job: Women Challenging God in Judaic Literature"

Tuesday, January 31, 2006; 12:00am

Location: Student Union, Key West room, 221AB
Cost: Free

Prof. Nehama Aschkenasy, Director of the Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Connecticut will conduct this seminar on In the Footsteps of Job: Women Challenging God in Judaic Literature.

A scholar in comparative literature and Judaic Studies, Dr. Aschkenasy has taught and written in the areas of English literature, biblical literature, biblical influences on world literature, contemporary Israeli writings, and women in biblical and Judaic civilization. She has published three books, the groundbreaking, Eve’s Journey: Feminine Images in Hebraic Literary Tradition, winner of the Present Tense Literary Award; Woman at the Window: Biblical Tales of Oppression and Escape, and Biblical Patterns in Modern Literature. She recently guest-edited a dedicated volume of the AJS Review (28:1, 2004), titled The Bible’s Presence in Contemporary Hebrew Literature and Culture, with invited articles from senior scholars in the field, to which she also contributed a methodological Introduction and an article. Dr. Aschkenasy is Professor of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut and founding Director of the Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Connecticut , Stamford . She holds degrees from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Judaic Studies and English and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from New York University . She has served for sixteen years as Associate Editor for the AJS Review, the scholarly publication of the national and international Association for Jewish Studies.

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