Hebrew, Arabic, and wider Semitic: past and present
A workshop presenting two scholars from University of Texas, Austin, doing research at IKOS, Karen Grumberg and Na'ama Pat-El.
This workshop has three main goals:
1) To present one Fulbright scholar (Karen Grumberg, UT Austin) and one Leif Eiriksson scholar (Na’ama Pat-El, UT Austin), who are currently doing research at IKOS, to a wider public.
2) To underscore the importance of the ongoing scholarly cooperation between the University of Texas, Austin, and Oslo University.
3) To underscore the fruitfulness of both a historical and a comparative perspective for the study of language and literature in Hebrew, Arabic, and other Semitic context.
14:00 – 14:15: Introduction (Lutz Edzard)
14:15 – 15:00: Karen Grumberg, UT Austin:
“Modern Hebrew Literature in Comparative Context:
the Case of Hebrew Gothic”
15:00 – 15:45: Stephan Guth, Oslo:
Authenticity as Counter-Strategy:
“Gamāl al-Ghīṭānī's recourse to the Classical Arabic literary heritage”
15:45 – 16:00: break and refreshments
16:00 – 16:45: Na'ama Pat-El, UT Austin:
“Digging up archaic features:
Neo-Arabic and comparative Semitic in the quest for proto-Arabic”
16:45 – 17:30: Lutz Edzard, Oslo:
“mā 'aqra'u ?
why is a comparative Semiticist perspective useful for understanding Arabic”