Germans, Jews, and the Theatre - Event Change

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Holsclaw Hall Fred Fox School of Music 1017 N. Olive Road
Due to severe weather conditions in North Carolina, our originally scheduled speaker for the Robert A. Burns Lecture, Dr. Jonathan Hess, has had to cancel his trip. 
In his place, Dr. Fabian Alfie will present this year’s Burns Lecture. Dr. Alfie is a Professor of Italian and faculty affiliate of Religious Studies and Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. He has lectured extensively for the Tucson community through the Humanities Seminars program and Humanities Week presentations. The title of Dr. Alfie’s presentation will be “A Divine Dilemma: Dante’s Representation of Jewish People.” 
In March 2013, the Italian Human Rights Group Gherush92 called for Dante’s Comedy to be banned from the schools because, they argued, Dante was anti-Semitic. This may be an unfair judgment processed through a modern day logic. For medieval Christians, the presence of Jewish communities within Christendom provoked contradictory reactions: Jewish holy books were also Christian holy books, and their rites were sanctioned by the God of Israel; at the same time, the Jewish people rejected Christ as the Messiah, and did not follow the New Law. Join us as we explore Dante’s paradoxical views about Jewish people of medieval Europe.
The lecture is scheduled for February 25 at 7 p.m. and will be at Holsclaw Hall in the Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road.

Suggested Parking: Park Avenue Garage, at the corner of Speedway and Park Avenue