“Mystical Narrative and Theological Poetics: The Literary Craft of the Zohar” lecture by Dr. Eitan P. Fishbane

Event time: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208 See map
53 Wall Street
Event description: 

Yale University Program in Judaic Studies presents a lecture by
Jewish Theological Seminary(JTS)

See lecture flyer here (PDF)

Dr. Eitan P. Fishbane is Associate Professor of Jewish Thought at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), specializing in the history and literature of Jewish mysticism. Fishbane earned his Ph.D. and B.A., summa cum laude, from Brandeis University, and he has served on the JTS faculty since 2006. He currently serves on the Faculty Executive Committee and the Rabbinical School Council at JTS, and as Division Chair for Jewish Mysticism at the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Among his published works are The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar (Oxford University Press, 2018) and As Light Before Dawn: The Inner World of a Medieval Kabbalist (Stanford University Press, 2009). Fishbane was a 2011 recipient of the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and he was named a JTS Chancellor’s Fellow in 2015.