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Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Library Scholars' Collaborative (4th Floor-Library)

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Jeffrey Shoulson Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Jeffrey Shoulson Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Time: 4:00 -5:30 pm Location: Library Scholars' Collaborative (4th Floor-Library)

Each month faculty and staff members are invited to give an interactive lecture on “lessons learned” during their journey in and outside of academia. At the conclusion of the lecture graduate students engage faculty in an informal question and answer session. Please bring your snack, a friend and plenty of questions. This is guaranteed to be a great time!


Speakers Biography: Dr. Shoulson is the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies; Director – Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life; Professor of Literatures, Cultures & Languages and English at the University of Connecticut.

Shoulson research interest include early modern literature and culture; Jewish-Christian relations; Christian Hebraism; Jewish literature; The Bible as literature. Having recently completed a book on conversion in early modern Europe, Professor Shoulson is at the beginning stages of a new project, one that examines the cultural and literary history of the English Bible. Specifically, he is interested in how Jewish learning, Jewish interpretations, and Jewishness in all its various manifestations and understandings figures in–and sometimes haunts–the various efforts at translating the Bible into English, beginning with the late medieval Wycliffite Bible and through the different translations that appeared in early modernity, culminating in the King James Version and beyond.


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