Engleman Hall - Room B121
Prof. Chanita Goodblatt
Dept. of Foreign Literatures & Linguistics
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"Reading as Interpretation: John Donne's Use of the Targum -- the Aramaic Translation of the Hebrew Bible"
This talk raises questions about Donne's use of the Targum as an exegetical source. It focuses on a variety of issues: philological and intertextual; thematic and cognitive. It looks at the obscurities in the Hebrew Bible that generate questions.
Prof. Goodblatt is the author of The Christian Hebraism of John Donne: Written with the Fingers of Man's Hand (Duquesne University Press, 2010), as well as articles on the use of Hebraic-Jewish sources in Early Modern English literature to read and interpret the Hebrew Bible. She is presently working on a feminist biography of Evelyn Simpson, the 20th-century editor of Donne's prose works.
This lecture is sponsored jointly by the SCSU Judaic Studies Program and the English Department.
For further information, please contact:
Prof. David A. Levine
Judaic Studies Program Interim Coordinator
New Haven, CT 06515
ContactProf. David A. Levine
Phone: (203) 392-6642