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"The Marriage Plot, Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature" with Naomi Seidman

In her new book Naomi Seidman considers the Jewish move from traditional arranged marriage to modern romance through the literature that provided Jews with a sentimental education. She argues that the Jewish adoption of European romantic ideologies was always partial and ambivalent, forming a distinctively Jewish approach to sex, love, and marriage that in the twentieth century became the dominant romantic discourse in the West.
*This is an author event; the bookstore will be on-site selling copies of Seidman's book

Details

When:

Thursday, February 9, 2017. 05:00 PM

Where:

Building 360, CCSRE Conference Room

Sponsor:

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Department of German Studies, Department of Religious Studies

Admission:

Free and open to the public