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Time Embodied: On Gender and Temporality in Rabbinic Culture

Keynote address for JSGSA conference

Charlotte Fonrobert, Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University

Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:30 pm
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert is associate professor in the department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. She specializes in Judaism, especially Talmudic literature and culture. Her work is devoted to rabbinic literature and especially the Babylonian Talmud. Professor Fonrobert's research interests include gender in Jewish culture, the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity, the discourses of orthodoxy versus heresy, the connection between religion and space, and rabbinic conceptions of Judaism with respect to Greco-Roman culture. Her first book, Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender (2000), won the Salo Baron Prize for a best first book in Jewish Studies of that year and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Jewish Scholarship. She also co-edited The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (2007), together with Martin Jaffee (University of Washington). Currently, she is working on a project about the significance of the eruv, entitled Replacing the Nation: Judaism, Diaspora and the Neighborhood. Fonrobert is also co-director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and affiliated with the Urban Studies program.

This program is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need assisstance, arrangements can be made to accomodate most needs. Please contact the Borns Jewish Studies Program at 812-855-0453 or iujsp@indiana.edu.