UNESCO Chair Steven Shankman’s Upcoming Talks

The North American Levinas Society will host their annual conference virtually this year. This subject of this year’s conference is “THE FACE AND THE INTERFACE: Levinas, Teaching, & Technology”, July 20th-23rd, 2020. Conference participants will reflect on Levinas’s work from the perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNESCO Chair and University of Oregon Professor Steven Shankman will read aloud and comment on a few poems from his ongoing series of poems entitled “Talmudic Verses.” The title of Professor Shankman’s presentation is “Reading Levinas and Talmud in a Time of Plague: A Poetic Response.” His is the second of two presentations on panel that will be looking at “Confinement and Poetics in Levinas.” The begins at 9:15 (PT) on the morning of July 23rd.

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