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When is a 'Christian' Medieval and Early Modern European Text a 'Jewish' Text?

When is a 'Christian' Medieval and Early Modern European Text a 'Jewish' Text?
150 Charles St. West, Goldring Student Centre room 206
Time: Mar 27th, 12:00 pm End: Mar 27th, 1:30 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Digital Art/Humanities, Book History/Print Culture, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Kenneth Brown, University of Calgary

The Centre for Medieval Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese are pleased to present:

Kenneth Brown, University of Calgary

When is a 'Christian' Medieval and Early Modern European Text a 'Jewish’ Text?

In his presentation, with the aid of the latest imaging technology coupled with a holistic philological analysis, Prof. Brown will visually demonstrate how five medieval and early-modern canonical literary and artistic works of Spanish literature and Rembrandt's Golden-Age art are, in fact creations reflecting Jewish contexts, not Christian ones, as previously believed.

Professor Kenneth Brown teaches at the University of Calgary. His research interests include: Spanish Golden-Age literature, the Catalan Baroque and Sephardic Studies. He is the author of Lo que sabía Cervantes del judaísmo, del criptojudaísmo manchego y de ser converso en la España áurea (Editorial Academia del Hispanismo, 2012).

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4884.

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