LATEST UPDATE: APPLY NOW for online course, Bridging the Great Divide: the Jewish-Muslim Encounter

Workshop: People of the Book - People of Books

13th June, 2018 @ 14:00 - 19:00

Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0UB

This workshop aims to supplement and expand on Erich Auerbach's Mimesis, addressing how faith and fiction seep into perceptions and representations of historical reality.

Papers will focus on the Qur'an as literature (responding to Auerbach's reading of the Bible as literature); medieval women's literature; Arnold and Swinburne's relation to the Bible; Wilhelm Jensen's Gradiva and Sigmund Freud's Moses; Samuel Beckett and quietism; Amos Oz and Christianity.

The workshop will feature Professor E. Efe Khayyat, Sir Mick and Lady Barbara Davis Visiting Fellow together with Professor Michael Levine, Dr Andy Wimbush, Dr Tali Artman and Professor Angela Mullis.

The workshop programme can be downloaded here.

For registration, contact

Please Note: The entry date for this conference has now passed.

Back to Conferences