U of M to host series of discussions focusing on modern Jewish classics
Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:08 am
The Messenger 01.28.09
The University of Memphis will host a four-part series of free, public discussions of modern classics in Jewish literature beginning Monday.
All sessions will be held on Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Ned R. Wherter Library, Room 226.
The schedule of books to be discussed is as follows: Monday, “The Penitent” by Isaac Bashevis Singer; March 2, “Survival in Auschwitz” by Primo Levi; March 30, “Twilight” by Elie Wiesel; and April 27, “I Asked for Wonder” by Abraham Joshua Heschel.
The discussions will be led by Dr. David Patterson, holder of the Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and director of the Bornblum Judaic Studies Center at the U of M.
While it makes for richer discussion if participants have read the works in advance of the programs, people who have not done so are welcome to attend. The U of M Bookstore stocks the four titles and a copy of each is on reserve in the McWherter Library Reserve Room.
Parking will be available at the U of M’s two parking garages, one adjacent to the Fogelman Executive Center on Innovation Drive, just off Central Avenue, and the other located at 505 Zach Curlin St.
The series is sponsored through the partnership of University Libraries, Friends of the Libraries and the Bornblum Judaic Studies Program.
Reservations are not required to attend. For more information, contact David Patterson at (901) 678-2919, Tom Mendina at (901) 678-4310 or Klaudia Kroboth at (901) 678-2209.
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