Interdisciplinary Research Seminar*
2018 Hillary Term
Co-conveners: Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi) and Hindy Najman (Oriel)
Wednesday at 12.15–1.45 p.m.
Location: Robert Beddard Room, Oriel College
Week 1: 17 January
Introduction: Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi) and Hindy Najman (Oriel) – Ethical Reading: An
Speaker: John Hamilton (Harvard) – Philology of the Flesh
Respondents: Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi) and Hindy Najman (Oriel)
Week 2: 24 January
Speaker: Rowan Tomlinson (Bristol) – The Philological Muse in Renaissance Culture
Respondent: Colin Burrow (All Souls)
Week 3: 31 January
Speaker: Josh Billings (Princeton University) – Nietzsche and the Greek Enlightenment
Respondent: Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi)
Week 4: 7 February
Speaker: Eli Friedlander (Tel Aviv University) – Translation and the Life of Language in Benjamin
Respondent: Stephen Mulhall (New College)
Week 5: 14 February
Speaker: Yael Almog (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) – Schleiermacher’s Scriptures, Heine’s
Respondent: Benjamin Pollock (Hebrew University)
Week 6: 21 February
Speaker: Ishay Rosen-Zvi (Tel Aviv University) – The Relevance of Midrash: Between the Mekhilta and
Respondent: Holger Zellentin (Cambridge)
Week 7: 28 February
Speaker: Irene Peirano (Yale University) – The Ethics of Peripheral Reading: Reading in and Outside of
the Canon
Respondent: Mark Edwards (Christ Church)
Week 8: 7 March
Speakers: Wolfgang Behr (University of Zürich) and Roy Tzohar (Tel Aviv University) – Motivating
Arguments, Grounding Interpretations: Some Uses of Etymology in Ancient India and China
Respondents: Stefano Zacchetti (Balliol) and Jan Westerhoff (Lady Margaret Hall)
Conclusion: Constanze Güthenke (Corpus Christi) and Hindy Najman (Oriel)
*The seminar is supported by: Faculty of Classics, Faculty of Theology and Religion, The Corpus
Christi College Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Centre for the Study of the
Bible in the Humanities (CBH)
Type: Seminar Series
Series organisers: Dr Constanze Güthenke (University of Oxford), Hindy Najman (Oriel College )
Timing: Wednesday at 12.15–1.45 p.m.
Organising department: Faculty of Theology and Religion


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Editors: Alison Broadby, Richard Parfitt