The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010
Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009
Since Eve, the woman and her body have had a central position in Jewish tradition. Experiences such as childbirth, violence, sexuality, hunger, infertility, and aging have preoccupied Jewish life. Representations of the female body in Jewish texts include idealization, restriction, and objectification. This interdisciplinary conference will explore real and imagined constructions of the Jewish woman and her body.
Proposals from all disciplinary approaches, historical periods and geographical locations are welcome.