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Exile and Interpretation

An Interdisciplinary Conference at Wake Forest University

An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 16 -18, 2012

Graylyn Conference Center | Wake Forest University | Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA

“Exile and Interpretation” will explore the impact that forced exile had on the scholarship, including especially the hermeneutical strategies, of refugee scholars, most of whom were Jewish, who fled Germany and Austria in the 1930s. Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Erich Auerbach, Hans Baron, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer, Karl Löwith, Karl Popper and Leo Strauss, among others, will be discussed.

Keynote Address:

Paul Mendes-Flohr
University of Chicago & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Sonja Asal, Ludwig Maximilians Universität Mathias Bormuth, Universität Tübingen Ulrich von Bülow, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach James Connelly, University of Hull Martin Elsky, City University of New York Samuel Goldman, Princeton University Adi Gordon, University of Cincinnati Malachi Hacohen, Duke University Emily Levine, University of North Carolina Greensboro Thomas Meyer, Ludwig Maximilians Universität Anthony Molho, European University Institute Herman Rapaport, Wake Forest University Eugene Sheppard, Brandeis University Martin Treml, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforshung Berlin David Weinstein, Wake Forest University Avihu Zakai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Requests for conference registration materials and other expressions of interest should be sent to:

D. Weinstein, Wake Forest University,
Avihu Zakai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,