About the Speakers
Liane Feldman (New York University)
Dr. Feldman joined the NYU faculty in 2018. Her research aims to understand the Hebrew Bible and early Jewish texts through the lenses of literary theory, ritual studies, and the methods of historical criticism. Her work focuses primarily on the Pentateuch and the priestly literature, with an emphasis on the literary representation of sacrifice and sacred space.
Andrew L. Ford (Princeton University)
Dr. Ford has taught and published widely in Greek poetry and prose from Homer through the classical age. The focus of his research has been the history of literary criticism, especially as this involves questions of reception and social dimensions of literary history.
Joseph A. Howley (Columbia University)
Dr. Howley is Associate Professor of Classics at Columbia University. He has published widely on topics including the intellectual culture in the Roman empire, the ancient history of books and reading, tables of contents in early European printed books, and early phonograph recordings of Classical Latin and Greek.
Deven M. Patel (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Patel is Associate Professor in the Department of South Asia Studies. His focus is on the intersection of language, literature, and culture in a south Asia. His research interests include: Sanskrit language and literature; traditions of South Asian grammar and linguistics; the history, aesthetics, among others.
Annette Yoshiko Reed (New York University)
Dr. Reed joined the NYU faculty in 2017. Her research spans Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish/Christian relations in Late Antiquity. Publications include Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge 2005).
Jacqueline Vayntrub (Yale Divinity School)
Dr. Vayntrub’s areas of expertise include the Hebrew Bible, wisdom literature, biblical poetry and poetics, philology, and the history of biblical scholarship. Broadly, her work seeks to recover the values of ancient literary culture through the language of the texts and examines how these values were reshaped in their reception.