Please join us next week for this symposium. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The Centre for Jewish Studies presents:
Symposium: Biblical Studies and Nietzsche: Philological and Philosophical Reflections
Tuesday, March 22, 8:30am–4:00pm
Room 208N, Munk Centre, 1 Devonshire Place
Co-sponsored by the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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Symposium Program:

8:30:  Coffee and Tea

8:45:  Opening Remarks, Professor Hindy Najman, University of Toronto

Chair:  Professor Judith Newman, University of Toronto

9:00:  Professor Paul Franks, University of Toronto: “Nietzsche’s ‘Homeric Cry’: Philology as Nihilism and as its Antidote”

10:10:  Professor Ronald Hendel, University of California at Berkeley: “The Untimeliness of Biblical Philology”

11:20:  Professor Eibert Tigchelaar, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: “How Should One Edit Ancient Jewish Texts and Dead Sea Scrolls?”

12:30–1:30:  Lunch break

1:30:  Professor Hindy Najman, University of Toronto: “The Development of the Author Function and the Formation of Textual Traditions in Ancient Judaism”

2:40: Professor John Kloppenborg, University of Toronto: Response

3:10:  Discussion