Adam Stern - “Survival: A Theological-Political Genealogy”

WhenApril 20, 2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
WhereNo location
Contact InformationChicago Center for Jewish Studies
Description“To write a genealogy of survival is not to write a history of survival but instead to ask where such a history might begin. What are survival’s limits? What are its archives? What are its languages? And what field of translations mediates its generalizations?” “Who is speaking about survival?” These are some of the questions that Adam Stern (University of Wisconsin–Madison) asks in Survival (2021), an exploration of the notion of “survival” in Christian and Jewish tradition and in contemporary political discourse. Prof. Stern will be joined by respondents Sam Catlin (PhD student, Divinity School and Dept. of Comparative Literature) and Kirsten Collins (PhD student, Divinity School) and the discussion will be moderated by Sarah Hammerschlag, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religions, and History of Judaism, Divinity School. To register for this virtual event, go to This event is part of the series Greenberg Book Conversations, sponsored by the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. For more information, contact the administrator of the Greenberg Center, Nancy Pardee, at
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