The Hermeneutic Struggle

Writings of a Phantom Scholar and Philosopher of Religion. Also Existential Angst-Ridden Expat.

baghdadinvest:

In this picture we have an Iraqi Muslim, Iraqi Jew and an Iraqi Christian. This picture makes me so happy. #Iraq

baghdadinvest:

In this picture we have an Iraqi Muslim, Iraqi Jew and an Iraqi Christian. This picture makes me so happy. #Iraq

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies

relcfp:

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies requests paper proposals for a conference for graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs on the theme “Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies,” to be held in Los Angeles on March 8-9, 2015. The call for papers, below, is also available online at http://ift.tt/1oPzBid.

Submissions due by October 31st. You may direct questions to cjs@humnet.ucla.edu.

Thinking Beyond the Canon: New Themes and Approaches in Jewish Studies
March 8–9, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles

After more than a century and a half of Modern Jewish Studies, the field today approaches Jewish history and culture from new angles, seeking out new topics, employing new methods, and developing new models for research, teaching, and publishing. Does Jewish studies today still have a canon, a boundary line between what is in and what is beyond the pale? What was the canon of Jewish studies in the early days of Modern Jewish Studies, and how are scholars today reaching past its boundaries to expand the field with new methods, themes, approaches, and attitudes?

We hope to bring together graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs who are thinking beyond the canon of Jewish studies, both by shedding light on newly discovered or understudied protagonists—the figures, agents, and actors who have helped to shape Jewish history, culture, and life—as well as those who approach research and teaching in Jewish studies in innovative ways. We are especially interested in scholarship and pedagogical approaches dealing with nontraditional figures, experimental methods, and transnational and/or global frameworks that have served as powerful (or perhaps unseen) forces in Jewish studies, as well as work that moves beyond the notion of the human, and considers how empires, archives, animals, diseases, climate and geography, science and technology, media and digitization have become agents of history and narrative in their own right.

We encourage submissions from graduate students, post-docs, and recent PhDs engaged in the study of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century Jewish life and culture from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We would like to ask how, as scholars at the beginning of our research and teaching careers, our generation might reshape the landscape of Jewish studies and think beyond the canon. We hope to engage a variety of methods and innovative perspectives in order to reconsider familiar topics in Jewish studies, to highlight new or unknown figures for study, and to investigate entirely new categories, methods, and approaches that are changing our understanding of the nature and future of Jewish studies.

We are calling for abstracts for fifteen-minute presentations as well as a limited number of pre-circulated papers (20-30 pages). The pre-circulated paper workshops will be with a small group of peers and senior scholars who will have read your work in advance of the conference. This option is ideal for papers that are planned to be submitted for publication.

Please submit a paper abstract of no more than 350 words by October 31, 2014, at http://ift.tt/1oPzBid. If you are interested in presenting a pre-circulated paper, please submit a 600 word abstract.

Two nights’ accommodation will be provided at UCLA, as well as limited reimbursement for travel expenses.

The conference is organized and coordinated by graduate students at UCLA working in fields related to Jewish studies. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. A group of senior scholars will serve as mentors and participate in round tables on pedagogy and the future of Jewish studies.

The conference is sponsored by the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies with the support of the Joy and Jerry Monkarsh Community Series in Jewish Studies and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

September 14, 2014 at 12:38PM via category: religion

awgusteen:

paulstead:

awgusteen:

SHAKESPEARE IS THE GREATEST WRITER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PASS IT ON

Jane Austen.

Unfollowed

Milton

rosymaplemoth:

grimtheologian:

rosymaplemoth:

katersgonnak8 said: Maybe Raiho is his grandfather!

OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

So Raidou is the ancestor of both Naoto and hee-ho-kun? He has quite varied progeny…

Raiho not Raidou!

My goodness what kind of pervert do you think Raidou is?

Who knows, we don’t know anything about Raidou’s son. That’s a funny name mistake…

rosymaplemoth:

katersgonnak8 said: Maybe Raiho is his grandfather!

OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

So Raidou is the ancestor of both Naoto and hee-ho-kun? He has quite varied progeny…

Heads up!

megatenphilosophy:

I will try my best to have the Call for Proposals for volume 2 of the Shin Megami Tensei Philosophy Anthology up tonight!

thisisnotjapan:

1. クリムセ / KURIMSE [弓の舞 /Dance of the Bow]
2. イフンケ / IHUNKE [子守唄 / Lullaby]
3. トンコリ / TONKORI [五弦琴 / Traditional Ainu Five Stringed Plucked Instrument]
4. ムックリ / MUKKURI [口琴 / Traditional Ainu Instrument or “Jew’s Harp”] 
5. ピリカの歌 / PIRKA SONG [アイヌの歌 / Ainu Song] 
6. イオマンテリムセ / IYOMANTE RIMSE [熊の霊送りの踊り / Bear Sending Ceremony Ritual Dance] 
END

許可を得て、北海道白老町アイヌ民族博物館 ポロトコタンにて2012年8月25日に撮影しました。| Filmed with permission at the AINU MUSEUM POROTO KOTAN in Shiraoi-cho, Hokkaido on Saturday, 25th of August, 2012. 
Museum Link: www.ainu-museum.or.jp

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oldschoolfrp:

The party battles giant killer frogs with their crossbow, magic sword, and laser rifle and pistol.  (Denis Beauvais, credited as Dennis, from D&D Expert module DA2: Temple of the Frog by Dave Arneson and David Ritchie, TSR, 1986.)  The temple part of this adventure is adapted directly from the sample dungeon included in D&D Supplement II: Blackmoor in 1975, the first adventure ever published for an RPG, set in the first campaign world specifically created for a fantasy RPG.  Sci fi elements from other worlds were a part of D&D from the very beginning.

Stupid Tolkien-esque faux-mediaeval ghettos. Many early fantasy franchises, from Might and Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, Final Fantasy, Fantasy Star, etc., had sci fi elements from the beginning.

oldschoolfrp:

The party battles giant killer frogs with their crossbow, magic sword, and laser rifle and pistol.  (Denis Beauvais, credited as Dennis, from D&D Expert module DA2: Temple of the Frog by Dave Arneson and David Ritchie, TSR, 1986.)  The temple part of this adventure is adapted directly from the sample dungeon included in D&D Supplement II: Blackmoor in 1975, the first adventure ever published for an RPG, set in the first campaign world specifically created for a fantasy RPG.  Sci fi elements from other worlds were a part of D&D from the very beginning.

Stupid Tolkien-esque faux-mediaeval ghettos. Many early fantasy franchises, from Might and Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, Final Fantasy, Fantasy Star, etc., had sci fi elements from the beginning.

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ging-ler:

princess-anna-sexual:

marchbarranco:

animator137:

the80scalled:

I need to know who made this one.

If Frozen was a hand drawn animated movie! 

OMG

OMFG yes

yes this is very good


*Sniff* If only. “Paperman” gave me hope for some future hand-drawn work, and I saw “Princess and the Frog” in the theatre.

ging-ler:

princess-anna-sexual:

marchbarranco:

animator137:

the80scalled:

I need to know who made this one.

If Frozen was a hand drawn animated movie! 

OMG

OMFG yes

yes this is very good

*Sniff* If only. “Paperman” gave me hope for some future hand-drawn work, and I saw “Princess and the Frog” in the theatre.

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rosaluxmemeburg:

bubblecumcrisis:

rosaluxmemeburg:

bagelbitesofficial:

no thanks

Why does that person have a cake with a picture of pikachu drawn on it?Either way they look very pleased with it

are we going to ignore that he’s shooting up coffee?

This picture is getting more and more bizarre

This is fairly textbook…

rosaluxmemeburg:

bubblecumcrisis:

rosaluxmemeburg:

bagelbitesofficial:

no thanks

Why does that person have a cake with a picture of pikachu drawn on it?
Either way they look very pleased with it

are we going to ignore that he’s shooting up coffee?

This picture is getting more and more bizarre

This is fairly textbook…

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