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orion IOU: PSCO meets 6 Nov. (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:17:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jay C. Treat <treat@ccat.sas.upenn.edu>
To: First Century Judaism Discussion Forum <ioudaios-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Subject: IOU: PSCO meets 6 Nov.


                           in its 35th year
                an Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar
                       under the auspices of the
                      UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
                   Department of Religious Studies
               Box 36 College Hall, Philadelphia 19104


  Megan Williams (Princeton University)                   meganw@panix.com
  Jay Treat (University of Pennsylvania)         jtreat@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

  Brad Kirkegaard (University of Pennsylvania) bkirkega@ccat.sas.upenn.edu
  Beth Pollard Lisi (University of Pennsylvania)  elisi@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

  Robert Kraft (University of Pennsylvania)       kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

THE NEXT MEETING OF 1997-98 will be held on Thursday, 6 November, from
7-9 pm in the Woody Room on the second floor of the Van Pelt Library at
the University of Pennsylvania.  Persons wishing to dine with other
participants prior to the meeting should meet at 6 pm at Duhring Wing
(just north of the small parking lot behind Irvine Auditorium, 34th and
Spruce Streets).  We normally eat at the Food Court in the building at
3401 Walnut Street, although any change of plans will be posted in a note
on the outer door to Duhring Wing.

For 1997-98, the PSCO is bringing together scholars of early Judaism,
early Christianity, and the Greco-Roman world to examine interpretation as
a social practice in the Mediterranean world from Philo of Alexandria
through Augustine of Hippo. Our focus is on textual commentaries and
related texts. In order to make sense of commentary writing in late
antiquity, we wish to situate it within the context of ancient modes of
reading, ancient modes of construing the relation of text and meaning, and
ancient modes of transmitting knowledge, as these can be reconstructed
within particular communities and cultures. 


6 November 1997
  David Dawson, Haverford College
  "Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Christian Identity: 
  Origen on Body, History and Narrative"


22 January 1998
  Daniel Boyarin, University of California at Berkeley
  "Who Wrote the Dominant Fiction? On the History of the Early Phallus"
  (This meeting will take place in Princeton.)

March 1998
  Robert Lamberton, Washington University
  "Interpretation in the Neo-Platonist Tradition"

9 April 1998
  James O'Donnell, University of Pennsylvania
  "Christian Interpretation in Late Antiquity"

For detailed directions to the meetings and for further information, visit 
the PSCO web site:

[This announcement has been cross-Posted to Orion and Elenchus]

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