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Jewish and Postcolonial Studies: A Dialogue

Jewish and Postcolonial Studies: A Dialogue
170 St. George Street, room 401
Time: May 15th, 10:00 am End: May 15th, 4:45 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (FAS), Jewish Studies, German (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory

Jewish and Postcolonial Studies:  A Dialogue

Thursday May 15, 2014
401 Jackman Humanities Building
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto

10:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks Willi Goetschel, University of Toronto 

10:15-11:00  Postcolonial Studies, Europe, Modernity, and the Jews Nils Roemer, U of Texas Dallas 

11:00-11:45  Writing Jewish Secularism: Gender, Modernity, and Postcolonial Studies Allison Schachter, Vanderbilt University 

11:45-12:30  Jewish Thought and Postcolonialism: The Geopolitics of a (Dis)Encounter Santiago Slabodsky, Claremont School of Theology 


14:15-15:00     Genealogies of Empire: What Jewish Studies Can Contribute Ivan Kalmar, University of Toronto

15:00-15:45     Spinoza's Dream and teh Postcolonial Subject Willi Goetschel, University of Toronto

15:45-16:00     Coffee Break

16:00-16:45     Round Table and Open Discussion Moderator: Ato Quayson, University of Toronto

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact Mary Frances Ellison at (416) 946-3203.

Sponsored by:

  • Centre for Jewish Studies
  • Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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