Negotiating Jewish identity: transnationalism in Italian-language writers of Jewish origin KU Leuven
The "Jewish neighborhood" in Antwerp. Geographical and symbolic uses of space by Jewish foreigners in an urban context (ca. 1900 - 1950) University of Antwerp
Scientific research in the context of the book project "A Tenuous Legacy. Confronting the Jewish Tradition in Modern Thought. " University of Antwerp
Tikkun and techné. A research into the Jewish contribution to the question concerning technology. University of Antwerp
Cultivating Scripture in a Hellenistic World: Jewish Scholarship of the Pentateuch in Hellenistic-Roman Palestine and Alexandrian Homer Scholarship. KU Leuven
This project investigates the development of Jewish scholarship of the Pentateuch in Hellenistic-Roman Palestine in the wake of Alexandrian scholarship of the Iliad and the Odyssey. This project focuses on the attitude of Alexandrian scholars of the homeric epics and Jewish scholars of the Pentateuch towards the authorship, narrative consistency, and textual fluidity of their base texts. The first step in this research will be to demonstrate ...
This project seeks to illuminate the potential for Paul’s understanding of early Christian identity formation within the Second Temple “thought-world” to which he belonged. Primarily focused on Romans 8-11, the project considers the integration of important themes within this densely packed passage, such as; election, the spirit/flesh dualism, vocation, participation, ethics, adoption, eschatology, and universalism. Special attention will be ...
A Jewish Contribution to the Historiography of International Law (JIL). University of Antwerp
Postmemory and Postmodern: Traumatic History and the Poetics of Absence in Recent Jewish American Novels Ghent University
This project investigates the ways in which postmodern historiographic metafiction, by its embrace of a poetics of absence, is employed for postmemorial purposes by Jewish American third generation authors after the Shoah, such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Michael Chabon. Their Holocaust novels paradoxically escape the lure of traditional historiographyU+2019s desire for emplotment, teleology, and closure of trauma.