Patterns of Relations:
Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Thirteenth-Century
19th Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies, April 29–30, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 29
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
9:15 am Coffee and Light Breakfast
9: 45 am Greetings

David Ruderman, Ella Darivoff Director, Katz Center

Rebecca Bushnell, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
10:00 am Encounter and Entanglement

Chair: Rebecca Winer, Villanova University/Katz Center

Susan Einbinder, University of Connecticut
Cross-Cultural Violence: Poetry, Libel, and the Limits of Medieval Metaphor
Uri Shachar, University of Chicago/Katz Center
Flavors of Entanglement: Pollution and Purity in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Rhetoric from the Crusading Near East
Anthony Bale, Birkbeck College, University of London/National Humanities Center, North Carolina
The Christian Weighing of Jewish Souls: Norwich and London, 1233
Respondent: Piero Capelli, University of Venice/Katz Center
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Transmission and Translation

Chair: Charles H. Manekin, University of Maryland/Katz Center

Esperanza Alfonso, Center for Social & Human Sciences-Spanish National Research Council/Katz Center
From Hebrew into Romance: Translating the Bible in Thirteenth-Century Castile and Beyond
S. J. Pearce, New York University/Katz Center
Guide of the Guide, Revival of the Revival: The Falsified Translation History of the
Maimonidean Corpus as Commentary
Michael McVaugh, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
The Maimonidean Translations of Armengaud Blaise
Respondents: Alexander Fidora, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/Katz Center
Görge K. Hasselhoff, Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
3:30 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm Convergence and Comparison

Chair: Elisabeth Hollender, Goethe University/Katz Center

Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota/Katz Center
“As His Soul”: David and Jonathan in Christian and Jewish Culture
Elisheva Baumgarten, Bar-Ilan University/Katz Center
Rites of Dissolution: Divorce in Thirteenth-Century Ashkenaz
Elliot R. Wolfson, New York University/Katz Center
Incarnation and Textual Embodiment in the Mystical Hermeneutics of Abulafia, Eckhart, and Ibn Arabi
Respondent: John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame
6:00 pm Cocktails & Dinner (by invitation)
Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall
249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
8:30 am Coffee and Light Breakfast
9:00 am Institutionalization and Innovation

Chair: Jamal J. Elias, University of Pennsylvania/Katz Center

Jonathan Berkey, Davidson College
Institutionalization, Innovation, and the Problem of Religious Authority in Medieval Islam
Judah Galinsky, Bar-Ilan University/Katz Center
From the Study Hall to the Synagogue: Literary Innovation and Rabbinic Authority in Medieval Ashkenaz
Ian P. Wei, University of Bristol
Identity and Community at the University of Paris
Respondent: Mark R. Cohen, Princeton University
11:00 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Roundtable Conclusion

Chair: David Ruderman

Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania/Katz Center
Robert Chazan, New York University
Marina Rustow, Johns Hopkins University/Katz Center
Yossef Schwartz, Tel-Aviv University/Katz Center
1:00 pm Concluding Luncheon (by invitation)
Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall
249 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104