Being Jewish, Writing Greek

Literary Form and Cultural Identity

— Programme —

Wednesday 6th September

13.00-13.45 – Registration

13.45-14.00 – Welcome

14.00-15.00 – Sylvie Honigman: ‘How to Rewrite a Source: the Letter of Aristeas and 2 Maccabees’

15.00-16.00 – Jim Aitken: 'Cross-Cultural Translation and Classical Allusion in the Greek Version of Sirach'

16.00-16.30 – Tea/Coffee

16.30-17.30 – Marieke Dhont: ‘No Author is an Island: A Systemic Approach to the Development of Jewish-Greek Literature’

17.30-18.30 – Stuart Thomson: ‘Who’s Philo? Whose Philo? Alexandrian Texts and Identities’

18.30 – Reception

Thursday 7th September

09.30-10.30 – Anna Furlan: ‘The ‘One God’ of the Pseudo-Orphic Hieros Logos

10.30-11.00 – Tea/Coffee

11.00-12.00 – Jill Hicks-Keeton: ‘Categorizing Joseph and Aseneth: The Evidence of Artapanus, Demetrius, and Philo’

12.00-13.00 – Simon Goldhill: ‘Strange Dogs: Cultural and Literary Transformation in Joseph and Aseneth’

13.00-14.30 – Lunch

14.30-15.30 – Alexander Noak: ‘'Jewish Identity in the Fourth Book of the Sibylline Oracles’

15.30-16.30 – Eran Almagor: ‘Josephus the Greek Imperial Author’

16.30-17.00 – Tea/Coffee

17.00-18.00 – Sean Adams: ‘Sympotic Questions: The Genre and Structure of the Letter of Aristeas

19.30 – Conference Dinner (Venue TBC)

Friday 8th September

9.30-10.30 – Hindy Najman: ‘Linguistic Border-crossing Revisited: Thinking Greek, Writing Hebrew’

10.30-11.00 – Tea/Coffee

11.00.-12.00 – Eva Mroczek: ‘Writing without Memory: The Hymns of Job's Daughters and Other Imaginary Books’

12.00-13.00 – Nicholas de Lange: ‘The Poetics of Aquila and Symmachus’

13.00-13.30-45 – Tessa Rajak: Closing Remark