"The Marriage Plot, Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature" with Naomi Seidman

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

In her new book Naomi Seidman considers the Jewish move from traditional arranged marriage to modern romance through the literature that provided Jews with a sentimental education. She argues that the Jewish adoption of European romantic ideologies was always partial and ambivalent, forming a distinctively Jewish approach to sex, love, and marriage that in the twentieth century became the dominant romantic discourse in the West.

Location: CCSRE Conference Room, Building 360

Co-sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies, Program in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the German Studies Department at Stanford.