Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Elliott R. Wolfson of NYU to Present in the Glasscock Center Lecture Series "How Do We Keep Knowing?"

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is pleased to announce a public lecture in its continuing series “How Do We Keep Knowing?” Dr. Elliott R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, will present a paper entitled "Knowing and Unknowing: Mysticism and the (A)Temporal Quest for Gnosis," on Monday, 12 November 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Glasscock Building, Room 311.

Professor Wolfson has published widely on Kabbalah and other topics related to Judaic Studies, including Luminal Darkness: Imaginal Gleanings from Zoharic Literature (2007), Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death (2006), and Venturing Beyond: Morality and Law in Kabbalistic Mysticism (2006).

Wolfson will also moderate a seminar on his work “Alterity, Mysticism, and Ethics: Representations of the Christian and Muslim Others in Medieval Kabbalah,” on Tuesday, 13 November at 9:30 a.m. in the Glasscock Building, Room 311.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, see our website http://glasscock.tamu.edu/, visit our blog at http://www.glasscockcenter.blogspot.com, or contact the Glasscock Center at glasscock@tamu.edu or at 979-845-8328.