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Globalization And The Religious Production Of Space, Elizabeth Mcalister Sep 2005

Globalization And The Religious Production Of Space, Elizabeth Mcalister

Division II Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Legend Of Ger Zedek (Righteous Convert) Of Wilno As Polemic And Reassurance, Magda Teter Jul 2005

The Legend Of Ger Zedek (Righteous Convert) Of Wilno As Polemic And Reassurance, Magda Teter

Division II Faculty Publications

The article analyzes the popular legend of a righteous convert to Judaism in eighteenth-century Wilno (now Vilnius) according to which a prominent count, Walentyn Potocki, converted to Judaism and then died a martyr's death at the stake in Wilno. The article traces parts of the legend to Boccaccio's Decameron, discusses the attitudes to converts to Judaism in Jewish law, and explains the historical and cultural context in which the legend emerged.


Heidegger On Science And Naturalism, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Heidegger On Science And Naturalism, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Unbearable Withness Of Being: On The Essentialist Blind-Spot Of Anti-Ontotheology, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein Jan 2005

The Unbearable Withness Of Being: On The Essentialist Blind-Spot Of Anti-Ontotheology, Mary-Jane V. Rubenstein

Division II Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nabokov's Short Fiction, Priscilla Meyer Jan 2005

Nabokov's Short Fiction, Priscilla Meyer

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Power/Knowledge, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Power/Knowledge, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Matai Nosad Ha-Defus Ha-`Ivri Be-Qraqov? [Hebrew: When Did Hebrew Printing Begin In Cracow?], Magda Teter, Edward Fram Jan 2005

Matai Nosad Ha-Defus Ha-`Ivri Be-Qraqov? [Hebrew: When Did Hebrew Printing Begin In Cracow?], Magda Teter, Edward Fram

Division II Faculty Publications

The article challenges the common assumption that the first Hebrew book printed in Poland was a Bible printed in 1530. They discuss a book of Selihot (prayers) now in the Ossolinski library in Wroclaw, which was fraudulently dated as published in 1532 but was most certainly published after 1537. The authors carefully establish that the assumption of the 1530 Bible was a result of a bibliographic error that was repeated by scholars over two centuries. They conclude that Hebrew printing was not established in Poland before 1534 when Shaarei Dura was published.


Do You Believe In Magic? Literary Thinking After The New Left, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay Jan 2005

Do You Believe In Magic? Literary Thinking After The New Left, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay

Division I Faculty Publications

Toward the end of the 1960s, the New Left and the counterculture developed a libertarian theory of politics that emphasized symbolic action and self-realization. A concomitant suspicion of formal political institutions and a turn to cultural politics have since become common to intellectual discourse within the humanities. This essay argues against these attitudes, while tracing them from the protest movements of the late sixties to contemporary fiction and literary theory. The authors conclude by detailing the strong affinities between this vision of radicalism and the interests of professional labor within the present-day university.


Introduction: Paul Potter And The Cultural Turn, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay Jan 2005

Introduction: Paul Potter And The Cultural Turn, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay

Division I Faculty Publications

In 1965, Paul Potter designated "the system" as the principle antagonist of the fledgling New Left. This term, and the assumptions behind it, capaciously synthesized the many ills that Potter and others hoped to redress; it also revealed, the authors suggest, a conception of power particularly congenial to the description and analysis of culture. The authors introduce each of the following essays with this in mind, detailing their shared interest in the articulation of a cultural politics specific to the 1960s.


Civilizing Knowledge, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Civilizing Knowledge, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Mind, Body, And World: Todes And Mcdowell On Bodies And Language, Joseph Rouse Jan 2005

Mind, Body, And World: Todes And Mcdowell On Bodies And Language, Joseph Rouse

Division I Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.