We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in August 2017 focused on Jewish writings during the European revolutionary period (1789-1814). Our goal is to generate a discussion about Jewish resistances and sympathies as regards the French revolutionary paradigm.
We invite lecturers to deal with issues such as Jewish views and perceptions of transition, politicisation, social order and emancipation. We are most interested in papers that deal with Jewish written responses to revolutionary events, such as private records and journals, individual and collective accounts, political press and poetry, appeals and petitions. We also call for papers based on study of rabbinical rulings and judgements, community resolutions and special rituals. We invite panelists to adopt approaches of social sciences, as well as to consider textual analysis and linguistic investigation for the reading of these sources.
Please send a title and an abstract of your paper by November 4th to: email@example.com
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