7-11 September 2020
International Summer School on Biblical Hebrew Poetry: The Song of Songs and its Reception in Judaism
This Summer School will provide a thorough investigation of the Song of Song’s poetry and its reception in Judaism, from the Rabbinic period to the Middle Ages. International experts in the field will offer lectures and workshops on the following contents: The Song’s poetry against the background of Biblical Hebrew Poetry. Sound play, parallelism, metaphor, and metonymy. Poetic construction of gender. The Song’s erotic and mystical language. Poetic pace and structure, coherence and cohesion. Poetic construction of space. Triggering emotions through poetry. Rabbinic interpretation: Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah. The Song in the early synagogue and in piyyut. Targum to the Song of Songs. Medieval Jewish exegesis: From Rashi to Maimonides. The Song in medieval Hebrew poetry between East and West.
Information and registration: https://theo.kuleuven.be/en/research/research_units/ru_bible/biblical-hebrew-poetry
Deadline for registration : 31 May 2020