IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 611: CEU 25, II: Jewish Studies

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Carsten L. Wilke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Jaritz, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 611-aThe Lady with the Book: Iconographical Peculiarities in a 15th-Century Ashkenazi Rylands Haggadah
(Language: English)
Zsófia Buda, British Library, London
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 611-bThe Maid and Her Rescuer: Gendered Allegories of Exile in Andalusian Hebrew Poetry
(Language: English)
Carsten L. Wilke, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Liturgy
Paper 611-cBlurred Memories: The Sufi Background of a Sephardi Myth of Origin
(Language: English)
Dora Zsom, Department of Semitic Philology & Arabic, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Index terms: Hagiography, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

From biblical Exodus to the Spanish Expulsion, experiences of captivity, flight, and exile are intensely reflected in medieval Jewish historical self-representations and in Hebrew literature in particular. The present panel will explore some lesser known instances commemorating past displacement in the imaginative genres of visual art, poetic metaphor, and folktale. An emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural processes and the image of women. At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the CEU Department of Medieval Studies, this panel illustrates the research on medieval Jewry undertaken by alumni and members of Budapest scholarly institutions.